Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes 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 Cedar Rapids. The best way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. 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 Ilten's Incorporated: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common 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. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is programmed 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 problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Ilten's Incorporated will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends 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 worry about your air conditioner failing 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 schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 319-363-0283 or make an appointment with us online.