With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Oxford. The top way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable 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 tips to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is important to give your system a trial 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, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the professionals at Franklin's 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 blowing. Simple issue, easy 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 you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to check up on every feature of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also address 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 inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 662-281-1231 or make an appointment with us online.