Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Abilene. The top way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few tips to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped 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 hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the professionals at Abilene Air-Tech Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, 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 always, this step is critical 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 comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested 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. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Abilene Air-Tech Inc will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment with us online.