Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means 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 Denver. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. 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 better to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the experts at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items 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 work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted 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 complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the best time to inspect every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts 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 ignore how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 303-452-4146 or schedule an appointment with us online.