Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 on the way 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 try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to ensure 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 simplest thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be solved.

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

As always, look at 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 improve your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the ideal time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems in the future.

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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 715-318-6728. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.