Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial 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.

Test it Now

It’s best to run 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 operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure 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 solved.

The next thing you can do is look at 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 air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 might be running low. An air conditioning expert 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 count on us to keep your system operating 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 862-345-6896. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.