Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Odessa. The top way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching 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 problems. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning: 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 running. Simple problem, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce 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 specialists if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the ideal time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix 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 overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at 432-333-2208 or set up an appointment with us online.