Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? 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 air conditioner a trial run. 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to run 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 running. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple 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 reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish 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 key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.

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 annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems down the road.

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 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 trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always count 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 715-352-4052. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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