Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a few tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to try your system before you honestly 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 handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, inspect and swap 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 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 experts. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems down the road. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 could be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 count on us to keep your system operating 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 847-293-0047. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.