Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make 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 air conditioner a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a few tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few minutes and check to ensure 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 most basic thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be handled.

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 diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems down the road.

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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and handle any leaks in your lines.

We know you rely 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 928-432-6018. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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