Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the warmer 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 cool this season in Bossier City. The best way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a handful of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the professionals at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, 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 create an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 professionals if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to inspect every feature of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, 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. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 800-COOLING or make an appointment with us online.