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Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves 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 Magnolia. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the experts at JTech Mechanical:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages 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 fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the best time to look at every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at JTech Mechanical will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties 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 noticed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing 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 arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 281-231-8768 or schedule an appointment with us online.