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 job that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to an animal 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 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 goal is to elude these scenarios, 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 uncommon 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 regularly, but that doesn’t mean you should discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other number of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could indicate that there is an issue with your system. The longer these sounds happen, the greater the chance that you may 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. Pay no attention to your air filter Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go unnoticed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be swapping them regularly. 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Similar to an oil change on your vehicle, regular 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 regular maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones heard by Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton, but there are plenty of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-848-3838 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.