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3 Things Homeowners Dont Do That Leads to AC Repair

There are times when homeowners can be their own worst enemies. Whether it’s a job that appeared to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as routine 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 variety of things that we don’t do that may potentially lead to AC repair.

While the objective is to elude 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.

  1. Disregard strange actions from your air conditioner
    It can be awfully 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 disregard 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 mean that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds last, the greater the chance that you could need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unplanned outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a professional opinion before anything greater arises.

  2. Pay no attention to your air filter
    Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be changing them routinely. A dirty air filter not only inhibits air flow, it makes it more difficult 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 Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular 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 regular 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 defend against any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones seen by Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd in Waterloo, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd at 519-664-0600 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.

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