Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Muskogee. The top way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tips to ensure 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 ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple 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 setback, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of 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 important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 918-682-8238 or set up an appointment with us online.

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