Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer fast approaching, it’s time to set up all features of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to utilize your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfortable this season in Midlothian. The greatest way to ensure 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 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 test run sooner rather than later. You don’t want your air conditioner to shutdown on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Instead, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and letting it run, even for a few minutes, will be an excellent check that can save you a lot of future issues. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to check before calling the experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp.: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s a common mistake and one that is made frequently, but if you haven’t flipped your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be flowing. Simple setback, uncomplicated solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the work 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 tested 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. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar right now anyway, so now is the perfect time to check up on every piece of your system before the summer hits. The experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. will not only fix 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 easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noticed that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout 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 ignore how important your system is to your summer ease. Don’t fret about your air conditioner failing and instead, be proactive about testing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to arrange that routine air conditioner service, call our professionals at 804-379-1155 or set up an appointment with us online.