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 flip 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 near and we have a few 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 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 work for a few minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of 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 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 may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large 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 best time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into big 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 could indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 working 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 972-669-9192. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.