Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Bartlesville. The top way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a handful of tips to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the experts at Farris Heating & Air:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to improving the work 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Farris Heating & Air will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix 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 vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 918-534-8194 or make an appointment with us online.