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 prepare all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Grand Prairie. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner service. 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 important to give your system a test 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 unpleasant. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the experts at Bon Air Service Company:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Bon Air Service Company will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing 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. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 972-332-1028 or make an appointment with us online.