Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting hot 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 flip 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 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 honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to inspect is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many 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 solved.

The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, look at and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might 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 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 ideal time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 handle any leaks in your lines.

We know you trust 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 arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 262-358-9468. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.