Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch 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 near and we have some tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many 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 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, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system 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 ideal time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into large problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and take care of any leaks in your lines.

We know you trust 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 205-208-8090. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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