Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to be 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 AC a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to test 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 operate 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 calling for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be solved. 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 can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow. Call the Professionals Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems in the future. 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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines. We know you count on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust 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 routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 816-630-2702. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.