Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects 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 Brandon. The best way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tips 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 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 uncomfortable. Instead, setting 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 issues. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the professionals at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd.:

  • 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 problem, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages 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 crucial to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 professionals if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to look at every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle 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 lacking 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 indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 204-728-0180 or make an appointment with us online.

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