With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in Omaha. The top way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is important to give your system a trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the experts at The Frazier Company:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, easy 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 always, this step is critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve worked things out – your system is adjusted 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 issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at The Frazier Company will not only solve the current difficulty 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 easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 402-628-0206 or schedule an appointment with us online.