Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, 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 considering how you will stay comfy this season in Hauppauge. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the pros at Cool Power LLC : Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple 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 issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler 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 specialists if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Cool Power LLC will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 631-360-2665 or make an appointment with us online.