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 project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as simple as forgetting to change 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 potentially lead to AC repair. While the objective is to avoid these situations, 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 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 fairly often, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host 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 could 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 a pro’s opinion before anything greater arises. Forget about your air filter Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them routinely. A dirty air filter not only impacts air flow, it makes it tougher 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 Pinnacle HVAC 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 essential to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off regular 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 protect against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Pinnacle HVAC LLC in Homer Glen, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Pinnacle HVAC LLC at 708-301-0170 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.