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 indoors? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a check. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a few tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to run your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to be 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 easiest thing to look at is to make sure 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, switch it over and your problem just may be taken care of. 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 may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might 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 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 professionals. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems in the future. 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 might 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 772-318-4252. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.