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 reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You may 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 AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months. Test it Now It’s best to test your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Switch 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 handful of things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to look at is to be 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 inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air. As always, inspect and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could 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 getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into large 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 may indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 770-939-7500. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.