Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all aspects 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 Katy. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to make sure 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 hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the professionals at Goode Bros AC & Heating:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched 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 plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted 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 experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Goode Bros AC & Heating will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

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

Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important 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 schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at (833)-466-3322 or schedule an appointment with us online.