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 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 test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a couple tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few 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 solved.

The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, look at and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner 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 arrange 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 big problems later.

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 may 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 working 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 601-268-3486. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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