With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes 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 comfy this season in Wharton. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is better to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists 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 ignore how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 979-323-6130 or make an appointment with us online.