Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer just around the corner, 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 use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in Derby. The best way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the professionals at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning:

  • 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 problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried 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. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the ideal time to inspect every piece of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning will not only fix the current difficulty 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 lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During 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 survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 203-734-7648 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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