Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner 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 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 truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a couple minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure 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, flip it over and your problem just may be handled. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, look at 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 improve your air flow. Call the Professionals Your thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and take care of 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 count 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 routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 586-731-0950. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.