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 job that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as simple as forgetting to swap 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 may eventually lead to AC repair. While the objective is to elude these circumstances, 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 throughout the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you could 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 pro’s opinion before anything larger arises. Pay no attention to your air filter Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them regularly. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it more difficult 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 get ahold of Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is essential to ensuring that your system is running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off regular 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning at 909-982-5698 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.