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 prep all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Hamilton. The top way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover 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 important 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 uncomfortable. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier 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 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 feature of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns 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 noted that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with 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 forget how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 513-268-5164 or schedule an appointment with us online.