Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Huffman. The top way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is blowing 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 simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to inspect every piece of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator 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 relies on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 832-777-1521 or set up an appointment with us online.