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 indoors? 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 check. You may 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 AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

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 operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of minutes and check to be sure 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 simplest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to turn 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 inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, check and switch out 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. 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 big problems in the future.

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 may be running low. An air conditioning expert 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 arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 805-242-9638. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.