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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 be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You could 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 try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to be 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 a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

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

As always, inspect 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 maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner 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 perfect time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into large problems later.

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 recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and fix 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 working 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 732-806-5536. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.