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 switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You might 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 this season. Test it Now It’s best to test 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. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many 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 inspect 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 create cool air. As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that might 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 recognized 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 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 count on 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 281-713-8304. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.