Air conditioner maintenance

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 hit temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to test your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 system. Dirt and debris might 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 could 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 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 professionals. Right now is the ideal time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may 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 expert can charge that up and fix 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 rely on us to keep your system working 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 614-451-0846. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.