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 climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a trial 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

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

The first and simplest 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, flip 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 system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, look at 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 improve 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 ideal time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into huge 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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may 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 trust us to keep your system running 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 702-866-9322. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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