Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Dallas. The top way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run 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 examine before calling the professionals at Tri County Air Care LLC: 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 blowing. Simple issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is critical to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted 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 professionals if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Tri County Air Care LLC will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming 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 fix 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 fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 469-617-3437 or make an appointment with us online.