Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Beaverton. The best way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, positioning 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 issues. 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 professionals at Garoken Energy Co. Inc.:

  • 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 problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an easier 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the best time to check up on every piece of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. will not only fix the current problem 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 without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign 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 vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 503-374-1934 or set up an appointment with us online.