Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves 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 Lawrence. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tips to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful 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 unpleasant. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the experts at Scott Temperature: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess 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. Per usual, this step is critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary 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 adjusted 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 complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Scott Temperature will not only solve the current problem 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 easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts 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 vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 785-843-2244 or schedule an appointment with us online.