With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Los Angeles. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is better to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every feature of your system before the new season hits. The experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating will not only repair the current problem 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 effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 800-296-5088 or make an appointment with us online.