Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? 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 air conditioner a test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few 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 contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to check is to ensure 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, 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 AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, inspect and swap out 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 air conditioner 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 best time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems in the future. 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 recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 count on us to keep your system working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 720-446-5100. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.