Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months. 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. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to ensure 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 easiest thing to check is to make sure 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 look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow. Call the Professionals Your thermostat 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 best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into large problems down the road. 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 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 trust 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 routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 410-355-6010. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.