Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 might 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to look at is to make 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, turn it over and your problem just may be handled.

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 diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system 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 perfect time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 count 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 734-363-8907. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.