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 inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a few tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to test 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 working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few 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 calling for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip 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 AC. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 professionals. Right now is the ideal time to schedule 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 down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve seen 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 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 count 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 routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 708-301-0170. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.