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 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 test 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 test 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 few 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 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 a lot of 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 check 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 produce cool air.

As always, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that could 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 system 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 schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into huge 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 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 912-208-2470. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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