With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in West Valley City. The best way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is better to give your system a trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest 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 trial run 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 few things to inspect before calling the pros at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning:
- 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 issue, uncomplicated solution!
- Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items 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 enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing 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 fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 801-305-4777 or schedule an appointment with us online.