Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means 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 Bend. The top way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering 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 great test 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 couple of things to examine before calling the pros at Tri County Climate Control LLC:

  • 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 blowing. Simple issue, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is critical to enhancing the functionality 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 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 professionals if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the best time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Tri County Climate Control LLC will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with 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 lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of 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 fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive 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 professionals at 541-238-2797 or set up an appointment with us online.