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 in your home? 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 air conditioner a test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few 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 taken care of. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key 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 receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 could be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 479-372-4304. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.