Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up 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 thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Humble. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the pros at Arrings A/C & Heating: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to improving the functionality 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 worked 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 experts if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Arrings A/C & Heating will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future 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 noted that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists 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 overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize 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 arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 281-713-8304 or make an appointment with us online.