Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes 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 maintenance. Here are a handful of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a trial 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 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. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the experts at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched 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 obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog 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 clean 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 set 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 specialists if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Jack's Refrigeration Heating and Cooling will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle 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 checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout 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 vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 308-646-3827 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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