Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 a couple tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to try 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. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be solved.

The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big 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 perfect time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 might be running low. An air conditioning expert 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 rely on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 706-250-7539. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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