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 indoors? 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 AC a trial run. You may 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 air conditioner 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 warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be solved.

The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could 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 expert can charge that up and fix 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 812-825-8695. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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