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 indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a trial run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to test 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 running. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest 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 check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, check and switch 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 thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving 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 look at any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve seen 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 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 count 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 715-301-0256. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.