Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes 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 comfy this season in Marshalltown. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure 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 sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the professionals at B & G HVAC:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common 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 issue, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean 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 programmed 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 complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every feature of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at B & G HVAC will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 641-323-1210 or make an appointment with us online.