Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway 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 comfortable this season in Robstown. The top way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a test 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. Instead, setting 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. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the pros 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 flowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any obstructions 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 critical to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable 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 professionals if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature 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 accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts 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 proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at 361-247-0605 or set up an appointment with us online.

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