Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot 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 switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a test run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest 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 taken care of. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, inspect and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into large 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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and take care of 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 719-332-3458. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.