Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all aspects 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 contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Reeds Spring. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the pros at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. 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 clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, 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 establish an comfortable 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment with us online.