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 prep all aspects of our lives for the toastier 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 Crystal Lake. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, 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 easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are problems. Routine 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 heat hits. The experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle 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 deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed 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 experts can fix 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 vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 815-459-4700 or make an appointment with us online.