Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Alliance. The top way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner service. 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 better to give your system a test 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, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple 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 issue, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, 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 create an simpler environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested 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 specialists if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 308-646-3827 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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