Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to prep all features 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 considering how you will stay comfortable this season in Manassas Park. The best way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by switching on your system now, before it gets too warm and you find that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of pieces of advice to guarantee that your system, and your house, is ready for the heat: Try it out now! It really is important to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. Rather, 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 trouble. Make sure that cool air is moving into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to examine before calling the pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t changed your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Double check 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 always, this step is vital to refining the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create an comfortable 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 receiving any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the perfect time to look at every feature of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Woody's Sudden Service Inc will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also address any small likely issues that could turn into bigger concerns later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was establishing when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can fix any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone relies on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to forget how important your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be practical about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave hits. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 703-369-5528 or make an appointment with us online.