Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves 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 comfy this season in Macon. The best way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tips to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the experts at Air Temperature Control: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages 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 crucial to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Air Temperature Control will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely 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 possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal 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 endure over the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 478-784-1109 or set up an appointment with us online.