Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, 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 Stuart and West Palm Beach areas. The top way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few pieces of advice 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 trial 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 grossly warm. Instead, switching 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. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the professionals at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess 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 refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists 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 ignore how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 772-205-3269 or make an appointment with us online.

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