Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features 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 Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to enhancing the work 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 worked 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 experts if there are complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the perfect time to inspect every piece of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns 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 noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies 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 worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 816-286-7258 or make an appointment with us online.