Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot 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 switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to inspect is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy 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 taken care of. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key 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 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 look at any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems later. If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could 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 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 operating 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 925-689-7017. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.