Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a few tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. 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 couple things you can check yourself before calling 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 many people forget to flip 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 AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system 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 ideal time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into large 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 may 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 pro can charge that up and handle 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 trust us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 208-621-0129. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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