Air conditioning maintenance

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 switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a trial 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 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 operating. Switch 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 handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.

The first and easiest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be taken care of.

The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.

As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that might 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems in the future.

If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed 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 count 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 running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 406-761-7283. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.