With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all features 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 thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Norco and St. Charles Parish. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is better 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. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the pros at Mayeuxs AC & Heating:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Mayeuxs AC & Heating will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator 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 depends on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at (985) 764-2426 or make an appointment with us online.