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 was supposed to be somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you need AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot harder 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 could eventually lead to AC repair. While the desire is to avoid these circumstances, 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 unusual 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 quite often, but that doesn’t mean you should disregard 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 ignore it. These sounds could point out that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds last, 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 pro’s opinion before anything bigger arises. Ignore your air filter Air filters are one of the simplest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often fly under the radar. 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 monthly 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 crucial to ensuring that your system is running at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a headache 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 heard by Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-268-3486 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.