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 turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner 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 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 couple minutes and check to ensure 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 simplest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of 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 might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow. Call the Professionals Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into large problems in the future. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 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 schedule your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 559-675-1681. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.