Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all parts 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 contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Lodi. The greatest way to guarantee that you will have a cozy 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 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 as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the pros at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning: 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 setback, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as items or dirt, that can jam your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. Per usual, this step is crucial to refining the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an comfortable environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is set 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 problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyhow, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning will not only solve the current problem at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger difficulties 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 checked your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can fix 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 important your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 209-368-0556 or make an appointment with us online.