Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, 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 utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Booneville. The best way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tricks to guarantee that 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 ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future problems. 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried 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 problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC will not only fix the current issue 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 without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals 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 overlook how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down 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 662-269-8716 or make an appointment with us online.