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 task that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as simple as forgetting to change 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 few things that we don’t do that may potentially lead to AC repair. While the objective is to get around 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 unusual actions from your air conditioner It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner during the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that happen. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other variety of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you may 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. 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 changing them on a schedule. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your monthly costs. Switching 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 WM J Kraus & Son and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Like to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled 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 routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 encountered by WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call WM J Kraus & Son at 319-524-3714 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.