Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You might 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

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

The first and simplest thing to look at is to make 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, turn it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, look at and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might 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 thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed 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 trust us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 972-695-2264. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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