Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Plainfield. The best way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tips to ensure 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 ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital 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 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 experts if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 noticed 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 professionals can deal with 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 breaking down 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 arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 815-768-6656 or schedule an appointment with us online.