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Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. 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 test your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set 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 reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest 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 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 may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

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

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might 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 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 count on 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 907-202-9798. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.