Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that also means our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay comfy this season in Manassas. The greatest way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks to ensure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a trial 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 grossly warm. So, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to inspect before calling the professionals at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc.:

  • Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made often, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple issue, easy 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 improving the functionality of your air conditioning system. With clean and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler environment for air to flow through.

Once you’ve tried 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 experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to check up on every piece of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later.

Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling without difficulty, your system might be missing refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists 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 overlook how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive 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 professionals at 703-260-1148 or make an appointment with us online.

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