Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Temple/Belton. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tips to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any obstructions 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 vital to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested things out – your system is set 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. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with 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 forget how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 254-307-9572 or set up an appointment with us online.