3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as routine as forgetting to change the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot more difficult than they need to be. Of course heating and cooling isn’t exempt from this either, as there are a few things that we don’t do that might potentially lead to AC repair. While the objective is to avoid these scenarios, we’ve written about three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair. Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could mean that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you could need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get an expert opinion before anything greater arises. Forget about your air filter Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them regularly. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility costs. Swapping your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to call Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to ensuring that your system is operating at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability if it develops larger problems that require AC repair. Regardless of the age of your air conditioner, there are things that can be done to protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling at 801-295-3357 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.