Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. 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 few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and simplest 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, flip it over and your problem just may be solved. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. 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 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 pros. Right now is the ideal time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems later. 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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and take care of 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 running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 513-275-3601. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.