Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a test 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 few tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to inspect is to make sure 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, switch 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 may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, inspect 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 boost your air flow. Call the Professionals Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that might 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 could 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 rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system working 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 706-722-5304. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.