Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Franklin. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize 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 test 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 a perfect test that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the pros at Winters Heating and Cooling:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Winters Heating and Cooling will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of 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 failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 317-406-5783 or set up an appointment with us online.