Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Tomball. The best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent 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 handful of things to examine before calling the experts at Premium Air Services LLC:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages 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 crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh 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 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 issues. 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 piece of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Premium Air Services LLC will not only fix 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 deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 713-364-9957 or set up an appointment with us online.