Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You might 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 the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to ensure 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 check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

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

As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the ideal time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns 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 could indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed 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 trust us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at (337) 234-2345. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.