Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves 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 Holdrege. The top way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few 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 practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the experts at Durable Service :

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages 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 vital to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Durable Service will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts 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 crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 308-995-8177 or schedule an appointment with us online.