Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the warmer 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 cool this season in Rocky Mount. The top way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you find that you need air conditioner service. 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 test run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect check that can save you a lot of future trouble. Make sure that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to inspect before calling the professionals at Davis Heating & 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 switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any obstructions around your system, such as plants 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 enhancing 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 getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are complications. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the best time to look at every piece of your system before the new season hits. The professionals at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning will not only repair the current issue at hand, but they will also deal with any small potential issues that could turn into bigger difficulties 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 forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an indicator that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer comfort. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about testing 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 540-483-5605 or schedule an appointment with us online.