Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes 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 Westminster. The best way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at True Heating & Cooling:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh 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 programmed 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 problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at True Heating & Cooling will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 720-316-1898 or make an appointment with us online.

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