Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare 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 turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tips to make sure 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 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 uncomfortable. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of 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 frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, easy 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 refining the functionality 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 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 professionals if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The specialists 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 easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed 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 deal with 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 important 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 hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 239-214-0411 or set up an appointment with us online.

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