Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Cape Coral. The best way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, setting 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 trouble. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at Comfort Zone Inc:

  • 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 running. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block 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 sanitary 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 adjusted 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 specialists if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to check up on every piece of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Comfort Zone Inc will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address 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 even a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 239-214-0411 or make an appointment with us online.