Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in Cape Coral. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tips to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the pros at Comfort Zone Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is programmed 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 experts if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Comfort Zone Inc will not only repair 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 noticed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 239-574-2327 or set up an appointment with us online.