With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Rapid City. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few tips to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is better to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the pros at Street Heating and Cooling:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped 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 debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh 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 specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the perfect time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Street Heating and Cooling will not only solve 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 without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 605-206-3915 or schedule an appointment with us online.