Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have reached 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 could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer.

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 running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of 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, inspect and swap out 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 handle 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 working 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 478-202-3076. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.