Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 AC a check. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to run 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 couple minutes and check to ensure 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 easiest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be handled. The next thing you can do is inspect 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 create 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 maximize 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 ideal time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems later. If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 302-658-2000. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.