Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer
The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 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 a couple tips for making sure your system 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 hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of 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 inspect is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many 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 check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, inspect and change 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 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 professionals. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems in the future.
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 recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and handle any leaks in your lines.
We know you count 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 set up your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at (325) 692-5850. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.
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