Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep 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 thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Lexington. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important 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 unpleasant. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the pros at Kelley Mechanical:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify 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. As you’ve heard before, 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 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 problems. Regular 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 aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Kelley Mechanical will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small potential 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 possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals 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 ignore how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 859-209-3003 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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