Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all parts 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 thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Laguna Niguel. The best way to guarantee 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 repairs. Here are a couple of tips to ensure your system, and your house, is properly equipped 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 grossly warm. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check that can save you a lot of future issues. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to check before calling the pros at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating :

  • 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 running. Simple problem, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production.
  • Change your filters. As always, this step is critical to refining the functionality 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 worked 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 specialists if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to inspect every aspect of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with 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 important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 949-525-9119 or set up an appointment with us online.