Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Bountiful. The best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at Craig's Heating & Cooling: 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 blowing. Simple issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the functionality 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 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 problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to look at every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Craig's Heating & Cooling will not only fix the current difficulty 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 lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you examined 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 trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment with us online.