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Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Carpentersville. The greatest way to make sure 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 service. 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 important to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the professionals at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog 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 create an easier environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve worked 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 specialists if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 224-412-8308 or schedule an appointment with us online.