Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves 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 Elk River. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect 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 couple of things to check before calling the experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, 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. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items 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 improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted 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 professionals if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix 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 forget how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 763-276-0617 or schedule an appointment with us online.