Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Carpentersville. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared 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 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 issues. Confirm that cool air is blowing 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 a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to refining 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 programmed 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 issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc will not only fix 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 effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During 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 get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive 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 professionals at 224-699-9229 or make an appointment with us online.