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 set up all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Zelienople. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at Knoechel Heating Company: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris 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 refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier 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 issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the ideal time to look at every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Knoechel Heating Company will not only fix the current problem 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 effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 724-452-6280 or schedule an appointment with us online.