Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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 considering how you will stay comfy this season in Saint Louis. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the professionals at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped 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 barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign 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 survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 314-961-0875 or make an appointment with us online.