Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to test 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 working. 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 couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to switch 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 inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air.

As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that might 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 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 experts. Right now is the ideal time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems later.

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 trust 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 set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 813-418-7884. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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