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 task that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to swap the air filter and now you need 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 may eventually lead to AC repair.

While the desire is to avoid these circumstances, 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 through the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore 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 let it be. These sounds could indicate that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, 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 professional opinion before anything bigger arises.

  2. Forget about your air filter
    Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them regularly. A dirty air filter not only inhibits 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 call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled 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 regular maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability 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 heard by PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc at 815-768-6656 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.

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