Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all aspects 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 thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Derby. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cozy 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 couple of tricks to guarantee that 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 break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of 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 switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean 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 issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, 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 potential 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 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 professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 203-772-8319 or schedule an appointment with us online.