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 indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a trial run. You might 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 system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try 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 working. Turn 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 couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be handled.

The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create 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 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 pros. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized 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 fix any leaks in your lines.

We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system operating 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 561-533-6066 . Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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