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 indoors? 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 trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here 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 test your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of 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 simplest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 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 might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system 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 perfect time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.

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 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 rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system running 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 702-623-0579. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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