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 indoors? 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 air conditioner a trial run. You may 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 system is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to try 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 running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few 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 handled. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create 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 maximize 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 professionals. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into big 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 recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and take care of any leaks in your lines. We know you rely 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 913-432-3342. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.