Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Monroe. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the professionals at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, 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. Verify to see if there are any barriers 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 work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce 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. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists 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 forget how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive about checking 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 specialists at 608-291-3606 or set up an appointment with us online.