Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Rochester. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tips to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great 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 couple of things to examine before calling the experts at Brogan Heating & AC Inc:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary 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 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 at this time every year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to check up on every feature of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Brogan Heating & AC Inc will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During 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 get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize 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 routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 507-218-0088 or make an appointment with us online.

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