Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a few tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip 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 system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact 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 key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. 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 may 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 could indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized 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 take care of 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 256-801-4701. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.