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 flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You might 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip 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 may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate 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 big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 experts. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might 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 professional can charge that up and fix 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 trust us to keep your system working 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 714-464-3376. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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