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

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There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a project that had the appearance of being 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 variety of things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair.

While the objective is to avoid 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 uncommon 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 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 number of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could mean that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds last, 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 pro’s opinion before anything greater arises.

  2. Forget about 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 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. Changing your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to reach out to Breeze Air and Heat and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. 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 running 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 concerns 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 Breeze Air and Heat in Fort Worth, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Breeze Air and Heat at 817-864-1021 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.

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