3 Things Homeowners Don’t Do That Leads to AC Repair08/05/2015At times homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as simple as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you require 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 number of things that we don’t do that might potentially lead to AC repair. While the objective is to get around 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 uncommon 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 occur. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just leave it be. 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 unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything greater arises. Forget about 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 more difficult 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 call Hammack Service Company and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is critical 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 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 encountered by Hammack Service Company in Richardson, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Hammack Service Company at 972-669-9192 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.