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 involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Show Low. The greatest 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 few tricks to guarantee that 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 fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, switching 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 problems. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the pros at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, 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 refining the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish 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 experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle 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 deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you checked 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 relies on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial 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 arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 928-537-1803 or set up an appointment with us online.