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 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 may 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 run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few 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 simplest thing to check is to make sure 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, turn 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, inspect and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize 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 perfect time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 may be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 running 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 937-845-1111. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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