Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Wharton. The top way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tips to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every piece of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems 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 noted that ice was establishing when you checked 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 depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about checking 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 979-532-2511 or schedule an appointment with us online.