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 project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache 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 might eventually lead to AC repair. While the objective is to avoid 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 throughout 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 variety of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, 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 greater 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 without being changed. 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 a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility 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 Desert Suns Heating & Cooling and we’d be more than happy to help. 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 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Desert Suns Heating & Cooling in Albuquerque, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Desert Suns Heating & Cooling at 505-994-9176 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.