Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Greensburg. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of 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 test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check 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 handful of things to check before calling the experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is critical to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the best time to look at every piece of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Wallpe Heating & Cooling will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer ease. 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 set up that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 812-663-7252 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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