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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 project that had the appearance of being somewhat basic that turned in to a beast or something as normal as forgetting to switch the air filter and now you require AC repair. It doesn’t take much to make things a lot more difficult 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 might eventually lead to AC repair.

While the goal 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 uncommon actions from your air conditioner
    It can be relatively easy to get used to hearing the hum of your air conditioner through the summer months when it runs quite 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 host of sounds, don’t just let it be. These sounds could indicate that there is something wrong with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you may need to set up an AC repair appointment or worse, have an unscheduled outage that turns into an emergency repair. It’s important to call and get a pro’s opinion before anything bigger 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 fly under the radar. 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 a challenge for your air conditioner to do its job, making it less efficient and potentially raising your utility 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 reach out to Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. 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 liability 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 ward off any potential for AC repair appointments. Sure, these are three of the most common ones encountered by Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning in Savage, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning at 952-373-0377 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.

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