It is the beginning of AC repair season, are you prepared for the occasion? For some people, it is very important to have a strong, healthy air conditioning system throughout the summer months. Make sure you know how to prepare your household for the heat that is about to commence. Would you like to know how to protect yourself from being without air conditioning?
Do You Need AC Repair?
Although it is still officially winter, now is a great time to figure out whether or not you need some air conditioning repair done. The reason for this is because you don’t really need air conditioning yet, so if you make sure your system is operating properly before you need cool air you are one step ahead of the game. If you seek help now, you can have all of your ducts in a row before you actually need them and spare yourself from some uncomfortable summer days in your hot home. How do you avoid being horribly uncomfortable? Read on.
Do a Test Run
It may seem a little silly to run your air conditioner before it even hits 75 degrees outside, but doing a test run can give you an idea about the health of your system. You may have to set your thermostat at a pretty low temperature in order to get the AC to kick on, but it only has to be for a few minutes. Let your air conditioner run for a good 10 or 15 minutes and see if it is in good working order. If you test it out and it is blowing warm air, you probably need to get it checked. If you hear any strange noises or get a sense that it is struggling to push the air out it is an indication that you have bigger problems than you may suspect. How do you tell?
Inspect Your System
Go through the house and check the air movement through each and every vent you have. Depending on how big your home is and how many rooms, or areas have vents that carry the air through them it could take a while. Each vent should have a substantial amount of air pressure coming through it that is cool, if not make sure the vent is open. If the vent is open and the pressure coming through is inconsistent with the rest of the vents, you may have a problem. If possible, visibly inspect your air conditioner itself. See if it is making noises, or sounding sluggish. Very important, check to see if there is any smoke or vapors present.
Schedule a Maintenance Appointment with A Professional
One sure-fire way to get prepared for the summer is to have a professional come to your home and provide a maintenance service on your unit. Atchley Air has been providing professional, reliable maintenance on air conditioners for a very long time and is the best company to call for help. Contact us today, or schedule a maintenance appointment online for your convenience. Staying ahead of the game when it comes to your air conditioner needs is easy with us. It might be a good idea to start now before the big rush begins.