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

At times 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 headache or something as simple as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you face AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot tougher 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 goal is to get around these situations, 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 through the summer months when it runs fairly 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 variety of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could point out that there is something wrong 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 unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything greater arises.

  2. Pay no attention to 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 swapping them routinely. A dirty air filter not only decreases air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy costs. Switching your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to call Schagrin Gas Company and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is critical 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 ticking time bomb if it develops larger concerns 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 heard by Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Schagrin Gas Company at 302-658-2000 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.