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

August 05, 2015

Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you require 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 variety of things that we don’t do that may possibly lead to AC repair.

While the goal is to elude these scenarios, we’ve put together three of the most common things homeowners do related to their air conditioners prior to making the call for AC repair.

  1. Disregard strange actions from your air conditioner
    It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen.

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

  2. Forget about your air filter
    Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them regularly. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy 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 Gilray Heating and Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Similar 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 regular 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Gilray Heating and Cooling in Wausau, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Gilray Heating and Cooling at 715-301-0727 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.