Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You may 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 air conditioner 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 hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to check is to ensure 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 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 can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create 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 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 might be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and take care of 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 operating 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 503-376-8806. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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