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 in your home? We may not have hit 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 may 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you honestly 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 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 calling for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be handled. 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 impact your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, inspect and swap out 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 experts. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems in the future. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might 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 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 arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 828-775-5176. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.