Air conditioning maintenance

Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer

The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a couple tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months.

Test it Now

It’s best to try 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 running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure 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 handled.

The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can 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 could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.

Call the Professionals

Your thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the ideal time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that might 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 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 professional can charge that up and take care of 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 count on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 812-332-9100. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.