Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be sure 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 system a test run. You could 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 system is ready to keep you cool this season.

Test it Now

It’s best to try your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest 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 ensure 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 most basic thing to look at is to be sure 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, flip it over and your problem just may be solved.

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 affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, look at 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 maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems 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 recognized 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 take care of 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 rely on 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 417-739-4606. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.