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 inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have some 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 running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few 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 solved.

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

As always, check and change 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 thermostat 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 schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that could 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 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 take care of 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 rely on 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 478-202-3076. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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