Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 system a trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months. 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. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of 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 reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to look at is to ensure 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 solved. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 professionals. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into large problems later. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 could 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 arrange your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 309-517-7511. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.