Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Pacheco. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few pieces of advice to ensure 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 ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check 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 pros at Clean Air HVAC: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy 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 setback, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create 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 experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Clean Air HVAC will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with 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 lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator 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 trusts 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 failing and instead, be proactive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at 925-689-7017 or schedule an appointment with us online.