Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Raceland. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few 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 as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the professionals at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess 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 you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to look at every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential 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 even a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating 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 fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about testing 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 specialists at 985-537-6795 or set up an appointment with us online.