Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have hit 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 may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way 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 run your system before you really 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 be 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 easiest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of 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 check 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 generate 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 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 set up 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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