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 includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Bishop. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few pieces of advice to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat:
Try it out now!
It really is helpful to give your system a trial run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, easy solution!
- Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production.
- Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are issues. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to check up on every piece of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with 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 deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating 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 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 ignore how crucial your system is to your summer ease. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment with us online.