Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the warmer 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 Crestview. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. 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 better to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the pros at Gordon Air Conditioning: 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 running. Simple problem, 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 always, this step is crucial to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With clean 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Gordon Air Conditioning will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems 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 examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts 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 agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive 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 routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 850-682-5509 or set up an appointment with us online.