Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means 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 comfy this season in Augusta. The top way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover 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 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. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect 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 few things to examine before calling the experts at McCune Heating & Cooling: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy 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, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted 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 professionals if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at McCune Heating & Cooling will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential 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 observed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret 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 annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 316-733-9123 or schedule an appointment with us online.