Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn 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 few tips for making sure your system 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 hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many people forget to turn 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 system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into large 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 might indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 trust us to keep your system operating 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 772-200-3617. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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