Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner 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 the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to run your system before you truly 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 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 calling for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to flip 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, check 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 improve 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 pros. Right now is the ideal time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems later. If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 rely on us to keep your system working 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 336-853-6070. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.