Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prepare all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes 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 Thousand Oaks. The top way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a few pieces of advice to make sure your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the pros at Air Max HVAC 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 switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. 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. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable 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 professionals 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 aspect of your system before the heat hits. The experts at Air Max HVAC Inc will not only fix the current difficulty 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 without difficulty, your system might be lacking refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming 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 relies on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that routine air conditioner service, call our experts at 805-217-8662 or schedule an appointment with us online.