Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer imminent, 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 turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Middle Georgia. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. 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 helpful to give your system a test 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 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 issues. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh 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 programmed to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to inspect every piece of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia will not only fix the current issue 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 easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During 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 get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 478-200-5689 or set up an appointment with us online.

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