With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Carson City. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is helpful to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, switching 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 moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the pros at Anderson Heating & A/C:
- 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, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check 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. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tried things out – your system is set to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are problems. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the perfect time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Anderson Heating & A/C will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.
Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals 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 forget how crucial your system is to your summer ease. 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 schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 775-230-7628 or schedule an appointment with us online.