Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season. 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. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to turn 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 system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, inspect and switch 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 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 professionals. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might 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 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 take care of any leaks in your lines. We know you rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always rely on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 540-483-5605. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.