Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 system 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.

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 running. Switch 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 few things you can check yourself before reaching out 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 turn 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 check 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, 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 key 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to set up 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 noticed 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 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 772-600-7151. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.