Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the warmer 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 best way to guarantee 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 service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice 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 ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the experts 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 frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried 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. Regular 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 feature 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 experts 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 testing 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 662-350-0343 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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