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 inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a test run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near 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 try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple 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 handled.

The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.

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

Call the Professionals

Your thermostat 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 ideal time to arrange 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 huge problems down the road.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could 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 pro 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 rely 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 630-833-1100. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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