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 prepare all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Columbia. The top way to ensure 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 tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, setting 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 issues. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the professionals at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, 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 create an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is programmed 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 problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to look at every piece of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to ignore how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 803-318-6995 or make an appointment with us online.