Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that involves our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be considering how you will stay comfortable this season in West Valley. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner service. Here are a few tips 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 practice 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, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run 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 couple of things to inspect before calling the pros at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be running. Simple setback, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Double check to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as items or dirt, that can block your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tested things out – your system is set 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. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year anyhow, so now is the ideal time to inspect every feature of your system before the summer hits. The professionals at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down 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 schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 801-305-4777 or schedule an appointment with us online.