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 features of our lives for the hotter 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 comfy this season in Circleville. The best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few 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 trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the professionals at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy 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. Double check to see if there are any blockages 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 performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted 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. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In 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 endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at 740-474-5940 or set up an appointment with us online.