Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Plover. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tips to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check 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 inspect before calling the professionals at Point Heating & Cooling: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, 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. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is programmed 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. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Point Heating & Cooling will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely 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 perhaps a leak. If you observed 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 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 comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about testing 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 715-345-1979 or set up an appointment with us online.