Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the warmer 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 comfortable this season in Colfax. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, setting 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. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the pros at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning: 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 issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the work 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive 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 experts at 509-397-3622 or schedule an appointment with us online.