Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a few tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, inspect and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and take care of any leaks in your lines.

We know you rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 866-326-9537. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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