Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the toastier weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfy this season in Madera. The greatest way to ensure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot 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 prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a trial run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future trouble. Confirm that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t switched 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 obstructions around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, 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 create an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked things out – your system is set 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 at this time every year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to inspect every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small potential issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that regular air conditioner service, call our professionals at 559-675-1681 or set up an appointment with us online.