Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all features 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 cool this season in Buellton. The top way to make sure that you will have a cozy summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent test that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify 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 you’ve heard before, this step is critical to enhancing the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce 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. Regular air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to check up on every piece of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger concerns 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 accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of 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 ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to set up that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 805-688-4018 or set up an appointment with us online.