Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, 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 utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Ontario. The best 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 realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready 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 fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the professionals at Stan's Heating, Inc :

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary 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 set 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. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Stan's Heating, Inc will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 541-889-3987 or schedule an appointment with us online.