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 indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

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It’s best to try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to inspect is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to flip 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 system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating 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 look at any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems in the future.

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

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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 working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 515-278-2900.