Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Central Point. The best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a handful of tips to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the pros at Titan 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 blowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix 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 preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 514-600-5499 or make an appointment with us online.