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 inside? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few 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 easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 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 pros. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems in the future.

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 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 fix 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 count 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 479-308-8176. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.