Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you honestly 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 operate for a handful of minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

The next thing you can do is inspect 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 produce 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 large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that could 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 may indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and handle 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 trust 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 586-262-4258. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.