With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in Florissant. The best way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is important to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the experts at B & B Heating & Cooling:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, simple solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 314-325-7552 or make an appointment with us online.