Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest 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 issues. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few 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 frequently, 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. Reassess 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. Per usual, this step is vital to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier 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 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 anyway, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Brogan Heating & AC Inc will not only repair the current problem 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with 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 hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 507-218-0088 or set up an appointment with us online.

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