Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Huntingburg. The best way to guarantee 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 repairs. Here are a few pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a trial 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 uncomfortable. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect 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 few things to check before calling the pros at Dearing's Service & Solutions:

  • 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 setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted 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 professionals if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Dearing's Service & Solutions will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 812-200-5844 or schedule an appointment with us online.