Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes 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 Santee. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent 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 Aireforce Heating & Air Inc: 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 blowing. Simple setback, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess 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. Per usual, this step is vital to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted 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 anyhow, so now is the ideal time to check up on every piece of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Aireforce Heating & Air Inc will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts 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 important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 619-448-2470 or make an appointment with us online.