Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You might 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 system is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of 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 contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 affect your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 may be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 520-201-3871. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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