Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means 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 comfortable this season in Marshfield. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. 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 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 unpleasant. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect 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 changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to refining 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 tried 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 experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at House of Heating Incorporated will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 715-384-3163 or schedule an appointment with us online.