Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the warmer 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 Irvine. The best way to ensure that you will have a cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tips to ensure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is better to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the experts at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify 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 you’ve heard before, this step is critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh 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 programmed 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 specialists if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the ideal time to check up on every feature of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at True Home Heating and Air Conditioning will not only repair the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps 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. Throughout 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 survive 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 shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking 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 professionals at 949-258-7259 or set up an appointment with us online.

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