Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Excelsior Springs. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tips 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 trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering 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 check 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 check before calling the experts at Colvin's 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 blowing. Simple issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages 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 critical to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is programmed 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 specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Colvin's Inc will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 816-630-2702 or make an appointment with us online.