Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm 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 turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner 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 some tips for making sure your AC 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 hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before reaching out 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 check 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 could 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 problems that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 may be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and take care of 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 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 routine 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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