Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 AC a test run. You could 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work 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 calling for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, look at and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize 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 experts. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 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 rely 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 641-753-3563. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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