Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try 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 operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to flip 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 look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate 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 big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system 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 ideal time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that could 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 may indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 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 318-747-4965. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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