Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in South Beloit and Belvidere. The best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tips to ensure 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 as soon as you can. 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, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the pros at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy 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, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items 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 refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems 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 observed that ice was forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical 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 experts at 877-389-2465 or schedule an appointment with us online.