Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes 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 Litchfield Park. The top way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. 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 important to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at Cooler Tymes LLC: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean 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 set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Cooler Tymes LLC will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator 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 depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 623-206-6770 or schedule an appointment with us online.