With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in York. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is helpful to give your system a trial 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 grossly warm. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the pros at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve worked things out – your system is adjusted 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 specialists if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current difficulty 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 without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix 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 forget how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 717-383-4479 or schedule an appointment with us online.