Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a test run. You might 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

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. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be handled.

The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create 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 thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized 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 handle 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 850-682-5509. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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