Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Wyandotte. The top way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple 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 test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the experts at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple issue, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried things out – your system is programmed 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 professionals if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 734-284-1224 or make an appointment with us online.