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 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 air conditioner a test run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a few 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 truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple 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 calling for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to inspect is to make sure 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems in the future.

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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may 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 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 801-295-3357. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.