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 indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a test 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 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 toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate 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 calling for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and quite a few people forget to switch 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 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 generate cool air. As always, look at and switch 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 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 perfect time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into big 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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines. We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system running 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 432-333-2208. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.