Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Colorado Springs. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to guarantee that 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 ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest 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 an excellent check that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the professionals at Mitchell Heating: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted 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 professionals if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to check up on every feature of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Mitchell Heating will not only fix the current problem 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 lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 719-596-6677 or set up an appointment with us online.