Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer imminent, it’s time to set up all aspects 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 thinking about how you will stay comfortable this season in Vancouver. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you find that you need air conditioner service. Here are a couple of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, setting 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 trouble. Make sure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the pros at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as items or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an easier environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve worked 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 issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the ideal time to inspect every aspect of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC will not only repair the current difficulty at hand, but they will also tackle 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 observed 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 professionals can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 360-571-5100 or make an appointment with us online.