Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, 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 contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Bossier City. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the professionals at Brooks Heating and 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 running. Simple problem, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages 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 crucial to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to inspect every feature of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning will not only repair the current problem 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 lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of 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 vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing 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 arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 800-COOLING or make an appointment with us online.

Back To Blog