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 had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to an animal 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 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 might possibly lead to AC repair. While the desire is to elude 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. Disregard strange actions from your air conditioner It can be awfully 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 variety of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could point out that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds last, the greater the chance that you could 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 an expert opinion before anything larger arises. Pay no attention to 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 swapping them routinely. 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. 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 Twin Air LLC and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Like to an oil change on your vehicle, regular maintenance on your air conditioner is essential 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 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 heard by Twin Air LLC in Manassas, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Twin Air LLC at 703-754-1062 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.