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 season.

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 running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip 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 might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize 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 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 may 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 could 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 take care of 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 count on 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 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.

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