Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting warm 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 check. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a few 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 truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of 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, switch it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

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

As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed 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 handle 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 715-504-0533. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.