Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Brighton. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a handful of tricks 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 practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the professionals at D & D Heating & AC:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify 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 you’ve heard before, this step is vital to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at D & D Heating & AC will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future 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 even a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of 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 vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 720-316-1401 or make an appointment with us online.

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