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 climbed to temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer. 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 operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple 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 a simple mistake and quite a few 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 handled. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, inspect and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems in the future. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized 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 handle 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 775-882-8154. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.