With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the toastier 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 cool this season in Mobile. 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 service. Here are a few tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is important to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. 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 problems. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at Farnell Heating & 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 running. Simple issue, simple solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to improving the functionality 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 worked 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 this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 251-471-2674 or schedule an appointment with us online.