Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer imminent, 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 use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Corpus Christi. The top way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run 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 few things to check before calling the experts at McNatt Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is adjusted 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 experts if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the best time to look at every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The experts at McNatt Inc will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals 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 ignore how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive 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 361-888-4808 or make an appointment with us online.