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 in your home? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a trial 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 the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to run 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 working. Set 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 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 easy mistake and a lot of people forget to flip 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 inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns 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 may 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 arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 715-345-1979. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.