Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure 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 air conditioner a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to test your system before you honestly 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 operate 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 calling for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many people forget to flip 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 look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create 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 boost 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 pros. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 could 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 trust us to keep your system running 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 772-232-7649. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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