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 simple as forgetting to switch 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 possibly lead to AC repair. While the desire is to get around 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. Disregard unusual actions from your air conditioner It can be awfully 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 ignore any out-of-place sounds or actions that occur. Whether it’s a rattling, clanking, rubbing or any other host of sounds, don’t just leave it be. These sounds could indicate that there is a problem with your system. The longer these sounds go on, the greater the chance that you might 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 an expert opinion before anything larger arises. Forget about your air filter Air filters are one of the easiest things to deal with as a homeowner, but often go without being changed. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be switching them on a schedule. A dirty air filter not only impacts 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 call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing and we’d be more than happy to help. Don’t schedule regular maintenance Like to an oil change on your vehicle, scheduled maintenance on your air conditioner is critical to ensuring that your system is working at its best. Of course, when you neglect your system by putting off routine maintenance, your air conditioner can turn in to a ticking time bomb if it develops larger problems 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 seen by Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield, but there are a number of other ways to avoid dealing with AC repair. Feel free to call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499 whenever you have a question about your air conditioner or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.