Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have hit 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 near and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

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

The first and most basic thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to turn 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 can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, look at and switch 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 air conditioner 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 best time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems later.

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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines.

We know you rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always count 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 540-369-3971. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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