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 appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as normal as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you face 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 few things that we don’t do that might potentially lead to AC repair. While the objective is to elude 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 awfully easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through the summer months when it runs quite often, 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 number of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you may need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get an expert opinion before anything larger arises. Ignore 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 inhibits air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility 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 KDM Service Corporation and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Like to an oil change on your vehicle, routine 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 ticking time bomb 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones seen by KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call KDM Service Corporation at 205-758-2703 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.