With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the warmer 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 comfy this season in Lawrence. The top way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few tricks 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 practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure 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 Scott Temperature:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched 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 barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 professionals if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the best time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Scott Temperature will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 785-269-0465 or schedule an appointment with us online.