Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

May 09, 2016

The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure 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 check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to run your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many 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 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 diminish your system’s ability to generate 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 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that 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 could 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 count on us to keep your system working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 601-736-7362. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.