Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in West Valley City. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning:

  • 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 running. Simple setback, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested 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 specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to inspect every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 801-305-4777 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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