Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a test run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, inspect and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 pros. Right now is the ideal time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might 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 pro can charge that up and fix 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 count on 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 417-544-4430. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.