Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the toastier 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 comfy this season in Aurora. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks 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 test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, positioning 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 trouble. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the pros at Service Plus Mechanical: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers 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 crucial to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested 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 complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Service Plus Mechanical will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems 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 noticed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about assessing 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 experts at 630-809-6319 or make an appointment with us online.