Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure 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 AC a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to try 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 working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few 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 AC. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.

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

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner 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 set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems in the future.

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 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 working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 239-244-3439. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

Back To Blog