Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be 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 system a trial run. You may 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.

Test it Now

It’s best to test your system before you truly 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 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 contacting us for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure 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, switch it over and your problem just may be handled.

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 can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce 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 large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.

If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might 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 expert 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 402-438-7992. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.

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