Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Genoa. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air will not only repair the current issue 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 without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of 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 vital 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 hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 847-306-8990 or schedule an appointment with us online.