Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a couple 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. Turn 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 contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

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 might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your thermostat 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 annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems later.

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 might be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and take care of 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 count on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 407-908-8651. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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