Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes 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 cool this season in West Columbia. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of 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 test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists 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 vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive 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 803-265-4208 or set up an appointment with us online.

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