Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in full swing and summer imminent, it’s time to prep all aspects of our lives for the warmer weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay cool this season in Winchester. The best way to guarantee that you will have a cool summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tricks 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 practice run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the most blistering day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Instead, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run 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 few things to check before calling the professionals at Thornberry Bros 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 switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple problem, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess 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 you’ve heard before, this step is critical to refining the performance of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will create 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 specialists if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the ideal time to inspect every piece of your system before the heat hits. The specialists at Thornberry Bros 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 without difficulty, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or perhaps a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. Throughout an air conditioner maintenance check, our experts can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how crucial your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t worry about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be proactive 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 experts at 859-745-1564 or make an appointment with us online.