Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the hotter 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 cool this season in Ballwin. The best way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the pros at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, uncomplicated 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 refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 experts if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps 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. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix 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 overlook how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 636-391-7377 or set up an appointment with us online.