Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 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 use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Utica. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. 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 important to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, switching 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 problems. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the professionals at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.: 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 flowing. Simple setback, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, 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 signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of 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 ignore how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 586-731-0950 or make an appointment with us online.