Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves 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 Franklin Lakes. The best way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the pros at Total Comfort: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 problems. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Total Comfort will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During 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 important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 201-891-1333 or make an appointment with us online.