Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to make sure 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 air conditioner 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 couple tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of 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 taken care of. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that might 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 may 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 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 schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 478-784-1109. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.