Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves 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 Chatsworth. 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 find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready 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 warmest 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 an excellent check 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 inspect before calling the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to enhancing 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 adjusted 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 problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at True Temp Heating & Air Inc will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you examined 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 trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 706-695-7492 or set up an appointment with us online.