With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Muskogee. The top way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few pieces of advice 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 practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching 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 trouble. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the pros at Hix Air Conditioning Service, 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 changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tried things out – your system is programmed 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. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to look at every feature of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address 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 even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone depends on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 918-682-8238 or make an appointment with us online.