Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer fast approaching, it’s time to prepare all aspects of our lives for the hotter 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 comfy this season in Lexington. The top way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too hot and you discover that you need air conditioner repairs. Here are a couple of tips to guarantee that your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a trial run ASAP. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home uncomfortable. Rather, switching your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a great trial run that can save you a lot of future issues. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a few things to examine before calling the professionals at James Heating & A/C, Inc: 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 issue, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify 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. Per usual, this step is vital to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With sanitary 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 programmed to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t feeling any cool air, it’s time to call in the professionals if there are issues. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year nonetheless, so now is the ideal time to look at every piece of your system before the new season hits. The specialists at James Heating & A/C, Inc will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger problems later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling effortlessly, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or possibly a leak. If you noted that ice was forming when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign 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 depends on their air conditioner to get them through the summer and it can be easy to overlook how vital your system is to your summer relaxation. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking 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 regular air conditioner service, call our specialists at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment with us online.