Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

With spring underway 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 best way to make sure that you will have a cool summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat:

Try it out now!

It really is important to give your system a test run sooner rather than later. 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 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 couple of things to check 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 blowing. Simple issue, simple solution!
  • Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers 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 performance 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 professionals if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar this time of the year nonetheless, so now is the best time to inspect every piece of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. will not only fix the current problem at hand, but they will also address any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties 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 noticed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can deal with 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 vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be preemptive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave arrives. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 703-260-1148 or make an appointment with us online.

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