Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to turn 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 some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many 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 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 diminish your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, inspect 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 maximize 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 professionals. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized 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 count 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 set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 614-871-4144. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.