3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you face 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 variety of things that we don’t do that might possibly lead to AC repair. While the desire 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. 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 quite often, 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 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 may need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything greater arises. Ignore 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 changing them routinely. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it tougher 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 Clean Air HVAC and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is essential 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 liability if it develops larger issues 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 Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Clean Air HVAC at 925-689-7017 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.