Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up 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 AC a check. You might 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to be sure 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 easiest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be solved. 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, look at and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems later. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and take care of 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 909-982-5698. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.