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 job that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to change the air filter and now you require 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 few things that we don’t do that may potentially lead to AC repair. While the desire is to avoid these circumstances, we’ve covered 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 awfully 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 happen. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number of sounds, don’t just ignore it. These sounds could mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds go on, 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 greater arises. Forget about 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 switching them on a schedule. A dirty air filter not only inhibits 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. Changing your air filter is pretty simple and should be done every 1-3 months depending on your usage. Have questions? Feel free to call Effective Service Group, LLC 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 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 problems 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 heard by Effective Service Group, LLC in East Hanover, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Effective Service Group, LLC at 973-884-0065 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.