Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves 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 Saint Charles. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at Air Alliance Team:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, 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 clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler 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 professionals if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to inspect every piece of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Air Alliance Team will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix 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 vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical 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 specialists at 636-229-1544 or make an appointment with us online.

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