With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that includes 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 Pacheco. The best way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is important to give your system a practice 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 unpleasant. Rather, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the pros at Clean Air HVAC:
- 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 running. Simple setback, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the performance 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to check up on every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Clean Air HVAC will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone relies on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial 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 strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 925-233-6238 or make an appointment with us online.