With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Eastland. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is helpful to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail 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 great test that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the experts at J & J Air Conditioning:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Reassess 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. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the work 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 tried things out – your system is adjusted 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 specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The experts at J & J Air Conditioning will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 254-355-3833 or make an appointment with us online.