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 air conditioner a test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some 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 operating. Set 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 couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of. The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 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 pros. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into big 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 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 expert can charge that up and handle 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 working 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 314-838-9800. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.