Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system 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 few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

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 operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to ensure 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 easiest thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few 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 inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, look at 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 boost your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner 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 arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 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 662-269-8716. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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