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

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 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 big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems later.

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 may be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and take care of 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 256-270-1196. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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