Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up 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 thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to improving the performance 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 tried things out – your system is adjusted to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the perfect time to inspect every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to ignore how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 419-592-4756 or make an appointment with us online.