Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all parts 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 contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Laguna Hills. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a handful of tricks to guarantee that your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a practice run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the warmest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect 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 experts at White Mechanical, Inc.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is vital to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an simpler 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the specialists if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at White Mechanical, Inc. will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also address any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noticed that ice was accumulating when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to forget how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize 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 949-716-8379 or schedule an appointment with us online.