Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the warmer 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 Springfield. The greatest way to make sure 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 service. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a practice 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 uncomfortable. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the experts at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler 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 feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every piece of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc will not only solve the current issue 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of 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 overlook how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 217-210-2662 or set up an appointment with us online.