Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer


The weather is 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 turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You might just find that you need an air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way, and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a couple of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple of things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to turn off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be solved.

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

As always, inspect and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Airflow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your airflow.

Call the Professionals

Your system 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 ideal time to arrange an appointment for an annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and handle any leaks in your lines.

We know you count 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 set up your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at (832) 501-3419. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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