Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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 considering 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 warm and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few tips 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 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. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the experts at Kohles & Bach 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 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. Per usual, this step is crucial 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 experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to inspect every feature of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in 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. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget 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 arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 515-207-6569 or set up an appointment with us online.

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