Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves 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 comfortable this season in Carlsbad. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tricks 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 sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the professionals at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services:

  • 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 setback, uncomplicated solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal 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 important your system is to your summer relaxation. 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 set up that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 575-446-3948 or make an appointment with us online.

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