Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the toastier 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 comfy this season in Asheville. The top way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. 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 better 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 letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the experts at 1st Choice Service Group Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted 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 complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to check up on every piece of your system before the heat hits. The experts at 1st Choice Service Group Inc 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 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 noted that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During 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 vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t fret about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 828-551-2913 or set up an appointment with us online.