Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure 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 system a test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you truly 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 run for a couple minutes and check to ensure 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 simplest thing to inspect is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be handled. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. 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 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 improve 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 pros. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems later. 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 noticed 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 handle 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 251-471-2674. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.