Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Alice. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the experts at Rescue Heating & Air :

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Rescue Heating & Air will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 361-265-4371 or set up an appointment with us online.

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