With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes 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 Pflugerville. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cozy 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 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 test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted 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 issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the best time to check up on every piece of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to ignore how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 512-355-1482 or set up an appointment with us online.