With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Des Moines. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few pieces of advice to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is helpful to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the experts at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple 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, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve worked 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 professionals if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the best time to inspect every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps 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 deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 515-207-6569 or set up an appointment with us online.