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 air conditioner a trial run. You could 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to test your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to be 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 simplest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

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

As always, look at 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 improve your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into big 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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and handle 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 828-283-0369. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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