Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Huffman. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few tips to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried things out – your system is programmed to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the best time to check up on every piece of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 832-777-1521 or set up an appointment with us online.

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