Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Olathe. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. 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 sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the professionals at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning: 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 flowing. 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. As you’ve heard before, this step is crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the ideal time to look at every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will not only repair the current issue 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 missing refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 913-432-3342 or set up an appointment with us online.