Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Jefferson City. The best way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tips 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 trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. 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. 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 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 flowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess 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 crucial 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 tried 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 issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer 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 effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator 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 relies 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 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 experts at 573-203-3908 or schedule an appointment with us online.