Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in full swing and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the hotter weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Lake Forest. The best way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner service. 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 break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great check that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to examine before calling the pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, easy solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. Per usual, this step is vital to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With clean 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 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. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts 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 overlook how important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our specialists at 949-204-0859 or make an appointment with us online.

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