Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, 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 utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in Grove City. The top way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the pros at Air Quality Solutions: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the best time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Air Quality Solutions will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating 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 fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive 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 professionals at 614-871-4144 or schedule an appointment with us online.