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 prepare all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in West Palm Beach. The best way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a trial 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 grossly warm. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the professionals at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Double check 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. Per usual, this step is crucial to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried 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 issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down 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 schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 561-656-4255 or schedule an appointment with us online.