Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Excelsior Springs. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common 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 problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to check up on every piece of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In 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 important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about checking 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 816-379-3918 or make an appointment with us online.