Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Groves. The best way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the professionals at Air Solutions, Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Air Solutions, Inc will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 409-962-2476 or set up an appointment with us online.