Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 AC a trial run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way 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 run 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 running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of 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 look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris might 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems later. 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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 949-525-9119. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.