Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all parts 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 service. Here are a handful of tips to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia:

  • 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 blowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, 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 tried things out – your system is set 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. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to check up on every piece of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia will not only solve 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 possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry 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 schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 478-200-5689 or make an appointment with us online.

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