With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves 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 Arlington. The top way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tips 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 trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the professionals at Service Max Heating & 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 changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 360-255-5857 or make an appointment with us online.