With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prep all features of our lives for the hotter 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 cozy summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too humid and you realize that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a handful of tips to guarantee that 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 shutdown on the warmest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the professionals at Woody's Sudden Service Inc:
- Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a simple mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. 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. As you’ve heard before, this step is critical to improving the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will produce an easier environment for air to flow through.
Once you’ve tested 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 anyway, so now is the best time to inspect every feature of your system before the new season hits. The experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc will not only fix the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns 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 noted that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages.
Everyone trusts their air conditioner to endure over the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial 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 schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our professionals at 703-278-2036 or set up an appointment with us online.