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 project that was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a headache or something as normal as forgetting to swap 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 few things that we don’t do that might eventually lead to AC repair. While the goal is to avoid 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 unusual actions from your air conditioner It can be pretty easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner throughout the summer months when it runs regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore 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 indicate that there is a problem 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 out-of-the-blue outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything bigger arises. Ignore 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 decreases air flow, it makes it tougher for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your energy 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 get ahold of Triton HVAC & Refrigeration and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is crucial to ensuring that your system is running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a liability if it develops larger concerns 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration at 719-332-3458 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.