Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring underway and summer imminent, it’s time to prepare all features of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to use your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be contemplating how you will stay comfy this season in Williamsport. The top way to make sure that you will have a comfortable summer is by flipping on your system now, before it gets too warm and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a couple of tricks to make sure your system, and your house, is prepared for the heat: Try it out now! It really is better to give your system a practice run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to fail on the hottest day of the year and make your home grossly warm. Rather, positioning your thermostat to its cooling mode and allowing it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Confirm that cool air is flowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a couple of things to check before calling the experts at Lycoming Heating Company: 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 running. Simple issue, easy solution! Check the unit outside. Reassess to see if there are any blockages around your system, such as debris or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As you’ve heard before, this step is vital to enhancing the performance of your air conditioning system. With sanitary and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler 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 experts if there are problems. Routine air conditioner service should be on your radar at this time every year anyway, so now is the perfect time to look at every piece of your system before the heat hits. The professionals at Lycoming Heating Company will not only solve the current issue at hand, but they will also tackle 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 possibly a leak. If you observed that ice was accumulating when you examined your outdoor unit, that may be an sign that you need more refrigerant. During an air conditioner maintenance check, our specialists can take care of any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts 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 agonize about your air conditioner shutting down and instead, be practical about assessing and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that regular air conditioner service, call our experts at 570-326-4450 or schedule an appointment with us online.