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 inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a test run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to run your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many 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 AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 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 pros. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems later. 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 noticed 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 rely on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 661-437-3499. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.