Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all aspects 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 best 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 ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check 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 inspect 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 blowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog 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 fresh 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 experts if there are complications. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to check up on every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services will not only fix the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential 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 possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital 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 hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that annual air conditioner service, call our specialists at 575-887-7777 or set up an appointment with us online.