With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Erie. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is important to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the professionals at Patterson & Stirling Inc:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. Per usual, 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 create an easier environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tried 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 at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Patterson & Stirling Inc will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems 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 noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 814-308-0416 or set up an appointment with us online.