Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the warmer 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 Tuscaloosa. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping 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 better to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the experts 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 switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is critical to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at KDM Service Corporation will not only repair the current problem 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 easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of 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 important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about checking 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 205-758-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.