Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts 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 contemplating how you will stay cool this season in New Castle. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of 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 trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the experts at Central Heating & Plumbing:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify 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. As always, this step is vital to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Central Heating & Plumbing will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future 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 perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating 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 relies on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about testing 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 professionals at 724-401-1843 or set up an appointment with us online.

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