Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway 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 utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Carpentersville. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. 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 helpful to give your system a practice 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 grossly warm. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at Controlled Comfort HVAC 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 changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers 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 critical to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 professionals if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc will not only solve the current problem 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 easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to endure over 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 breaking down 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 224-412-8308 or set up an appointment with us online.

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