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

August 05, 2015

There 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 face 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 variety of things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair.

While the goal 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 strange 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 discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.

    Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could mean that there is a problem 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 a pro’s opinion before anything larger arises.

  2. Ignore your air filter
    Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. 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 more difficult for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy 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 reach out to Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating 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 critical to ensuring that your system is running 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 issues 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 Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating in St. Louis, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating at 314-262-4541 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.