Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Jefferson City. The best way to guarantee 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 service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. 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 problems. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the professionals at Stieferman Heating Company 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 obstructions 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 critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to inspect every feature of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Stieferman Heating Company 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 concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts 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 assessing 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 573-203-3908 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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