Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes 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 comfy this season in Hattiesburg. The best way to guarantee 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 service. Here are a few tips to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful 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. Rather, setting 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 blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common 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 issue, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary 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 programmed 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 specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to inspect every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing 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 regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 601-268-3486 or make an appointment with us online.