Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? 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 check. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to test your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch 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 calling for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the ideal time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve seen 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 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 working 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 952-373-0377. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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