Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Oxford. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to ignore how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 662-281-1231 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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