Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay cool this season in Carson City. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you realize that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a trial 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, setting 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 problems. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine 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 running. Simple issue, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to enhancing the performance 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 professionals if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C will not only solve the current issue 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 noticed that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of 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 forget how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 775-882-8154 or schedule an appointment with us online.