Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes 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 cool this season in Carson City. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of pieces of advice to guarantee that 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 ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the experts at Anderson Heating & A/C:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple 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 problem, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tested things out – your system is adjusted to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C will not only fix the current problem 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 effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator 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 depends on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 775-230-7628 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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