Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all parts of our lives for the hotter weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in the Bay Area. The best 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 ready for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is helpful to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail 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 blowing 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 a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, easy 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 improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier 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 receiving 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 heat 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 easily, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During 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 overlook how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive 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 experts at 510-343-9841 or set up an appointment with us online.

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