Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to switch 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 on the way and we have a few tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 impact your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems in the future. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and handle 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 trust 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 505-994-9176. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.