With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in the Bay Area. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner service. 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 test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the pros at Contra Costa Heating & AC:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple problem, simple solution!
- Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Contra Costa Heating & AC 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 lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive 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 failing and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at 510-343-9841 or set up an appointment with us online.