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 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 comfortable this season in East Peoria. The best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, setting 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. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the pros at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, 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 establish an comfortable 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 issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to look at every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing 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 309-437-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.