Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 system a check. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way 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 honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch 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 couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to check 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, switch it over and your problem just may be handled. The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish 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 key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow. Call the Professionals Your air conditioner 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 best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that could 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 could be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and handle 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 trust us to keep your system working 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 928-432-6018. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.