Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Marshfield. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of pieces of advice 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 trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the experts at House of Heating Incorporated:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at House of Heating Incorporated will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you checked 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 survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 888-384-3163 or set up an appointment with us online.

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