Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Williamsport. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future trouble. 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 George Home Services:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check 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. Per usual, this step is crucial to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are issues. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the best time to look at every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The experts at George Home Services will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly 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 specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone relies on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 570-244-2510 or make an appointment with us online.