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 reached temperatures where we need to flip 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 near and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to run 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. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a couple minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to inspect is to be sure 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, 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 system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 professionals. Right now is the ideal time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems in the future. 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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might 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 rely on us to keep your system operating 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 715-356-7000. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.