Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set 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 contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy 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 taken care of. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce 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 key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize 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 professionals. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning expert 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 704-485-5506. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.