3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair

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There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as normal as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot harder 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 could potentially lead to AC repair.

While the goal is to get around these circumstances, we’ve covered three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair.

  1. Disregard uncommon actions from your air conditioner
    It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through the summer months when it runs quite often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur.

    Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could mean that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you might 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 a pro’s opinion before anything greater arises.

  2. Pay no attention to your air filter
    Air filters are one of the most basic things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them regularly. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly 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 Daves Diversified Services and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 seen by Daves Diversified Services in Front Royal, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Daves Diversified Services at 540-369-3971 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.

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