Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? 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 system a test run. You could 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

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

The first and simplest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many people forget to switch 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 check 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 produce cool air.

As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big 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 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 concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and fix 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 561-270-6228. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.