Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

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 turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a test run. 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to run 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 working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of minutes and check to make 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 easiest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest 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 look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, check and switch 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 maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your thermostat 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 schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 expert 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 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 309-323-9584. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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