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 in your home? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a few tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to try 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. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a couple 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 easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of 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 handled. The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, inspect 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 system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that might 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 noticed 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 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 214-261-0034. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.