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3 Things Homeowners Dont Do That Leads to AC Repair

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Sometimes 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 change the air filter and now you face 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 might eventually lead to AC repair.

While the objective is to elude these circumstances, we’ve covered 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 relatively 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 discount any out-of-place sounds or actions that arise.

    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 go on, the greater the chance that you could 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 greater arises.

  2. Forget about your air filter
    Air filters are one of the most basic 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 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 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 call Kelley Mechanical and we’d be more than happy to help.

  3. Don’t schedule regular maintenance
    Comparable to an oil change on your vehicle, regular 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 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 seen by Kelley Mechanical in Lexington, but there are numerous other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Kelley Mechanical at 859-209-3003 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner.

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