Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in Florissant. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at B & B Heating & Cooling: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy 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 issue, easy 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. As always, this step is crucial to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked 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 issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the new season hits. The experts at B & B Heating & Cooling will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you examined 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 trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive 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 specialists at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment with us online.