Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts 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 considering how you will stay cool this season in Longview. The top way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few 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 trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the experts at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy 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 problem, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris 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 enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is set 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 specialists if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the ideal time to look at every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed 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 relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 903-758-0701 or set up an appointment with us online.