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 reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a test run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near 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 run 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 operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple 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 calling for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be taken care of. The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to arrange 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 in the future. 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 may be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and handle 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 arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 601-736-7362. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.