Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. 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 try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple 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 easiest thing to check 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, 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 AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems in the future. 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 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 fix 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 760-784-9034. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.