Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means 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 best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. 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 better to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great test that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to enhancing the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is programmed to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also tackle 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 forming when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment with us online.