Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Pella. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the professionals at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to enhancing 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 tested things out – your system is programmed 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 issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to look at every feature of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with 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 overlook how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 641-628-3621 or set up an appointment with us online.

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