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 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 test run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn 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 couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and easiest thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to switch 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 can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air. As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow. Call the Professionals Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into big 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 may indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and take care of 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 trust 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 717-755-4127. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.