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 project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as routine as forgetting to change the air filter and now you require AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot harder 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 possibly lead to AC repair. While the goal is to elude these scenarios, 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. Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner It can be awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs quite often, 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 point out that there is an issue 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 out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything bigger arises. Forget about your air filter Air filters are one of the most basic things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them regularly. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, routine maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones seen by O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-626-2540 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.