Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have some 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 honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest 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 reaching out 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 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 solved.

The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, look at and change 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 maximize 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 experts. Right now is the ideal time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems down the road.

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 may 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 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 519-296-4437. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.