Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple 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 calling for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to inspect is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few 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 system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce 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 improve 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 ideal time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that may 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 might indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and take care of any leaks in your lines.

We know you count 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 set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 276-302-0076. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.