Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 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 operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a couple minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of 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 a simple mistake and many people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, inspect 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that might 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 may 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 expert can charge that up and fix 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 count on us to keep your system working 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 912-208-2470. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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