Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, 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 turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Alice. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few 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 sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great 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 couple of things to inspect before calling the pros at Rescue Heating & Air :

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple 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, 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 crucial to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve worked 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 specialists if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Rescue Heating & Air will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential 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 observed that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with 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 ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing 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 regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 361-265-4371 or make an appointment with us online.

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