3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015Sometimes homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a task 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 face 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 could eventually lead to AC repair. While the goal 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 strange actions from your air conditioner It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore 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 mean that there is something wrong 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 unscheduled 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 simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them on a schedule. 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 monthly 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 get ahold of Forster Heating and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is critical 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 issues 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 Forster Heating in Auburn, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Forster Heating at 530-885-8081 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.