Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your system 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 warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and most basic thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create cool air.

As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could 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 thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into huge 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 recognized 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 rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system operating 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 302-436-2922. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.