Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Winnipeg. The top way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple issue, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages 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 critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or even 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. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.

Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 204-272-8128 or set up an appointment with us online.

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