Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves 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 comfortable this season in Moline. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a handful of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried things out – your system is set 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 issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the best time to look at every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix 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 crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 309-323-9584 or schedule an appointment with us online.