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Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Plainfield. The best way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the professionals at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple issue, simple 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 always, this step is critical to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc will not only repair the current problem 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 effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal 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 get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 815-410-1231 or schedule an appointment with us online.