Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

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 reached temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to test your system before you honestly 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 work for a handful of minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to turn 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 inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create cool air.

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

Call the Professionals

Your thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that 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 could be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and fix 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 arrange your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 562-286-6624. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.