Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes 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 comfortable this season in Rapid City. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable 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 handful of tips to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the pros at Street Heating and Cooling:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested 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 experts if there are complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every piece of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Street Heating and Cooling will not only fix the current problem 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 without difficulty, your system might be deficient in 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 signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with 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 crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at 605-206-3915 or set up an appointment with us online.

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