Air conditioner maintenance

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 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 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. Switch 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 contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

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 can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, check and change 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 improve your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and fix 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 arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 610-626-2540. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.