With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Tuscaloosa. The top way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple 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 important to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, positioning 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 issues. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the pros at KDM Service Corporation:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris 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 easier environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tried 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 specialists if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at KDM Service Corporation will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix 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 crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 205-208-8090 or schedule an appointment with us online.