Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up 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 Dresden. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, setting 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 problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried 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 experts if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at McFadden Heating & Cooling will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle 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 deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to endure over 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 failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 1-866-781-0111 or set up an appointment with us online.