With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Phoenix. The best way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is better to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the pros at Integrity AC & Heating LLC:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital 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 comfortable environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tried things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to inspect every feature of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Integrity AC & Heating LLC will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone depends 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 shutting down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 602-971-0567 or schedule an appointment with us online.