Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the toastier 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 Marshalltown. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful 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 grossly warm. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the professionals at B & G HVAC: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Routine 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 heat hits. The experts at B & G HVAC will not only solve the current problem 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 easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted 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 professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 641-752-3429 or schedule an appointment with us online.