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 inside? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip 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 test your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. 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 contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, look at and swap out 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 air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems down the road. 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 pro 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 count on us to keep your system running 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 803-318-6995. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.