Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner 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 AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to run 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 operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to make sure 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 look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few 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 inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and affect 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 key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 experts. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into big 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 noticed 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 rely on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 610-257-7035. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.