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 appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to an animal or something as simple as forgetting to switch 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 number of things that we don’t do that could eventually lead to AC repair. While the objective is to avoid these situations, 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 strange 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 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 ignore it. These sounds could indicate that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds happen, 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 professional opinion before anything larger arises. Forget about your air filter Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. 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 more difficult 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 get ahold of Ocean Air Conditioning 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 running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off scheduled 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 heard by Ocean Air Conditioning in Orange County, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Ocean Air Conditioning at 949-525-9119 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.