Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot 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 AC 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 some tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to try 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 operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of 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 simplest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be solved. The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize 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 best time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into huge 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 seen 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 handle any leaks in your lines. We know you count on 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 419-592-4756. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.