Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, 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 turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Locust. The top way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tricks to make sure 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 break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable 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 experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Dynamic Comfort Solutions will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals 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 important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 704-485-5506 or schedule an appointment with us online.