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 may 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 system is ready to keep you cool this season. Test it Now It’s best to run 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 operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of 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 calling for air conditioner service. The first and most basic thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip 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 affect your system’s ability to create cool air. As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow. Call the Professionals Your thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into big 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 might indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could 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 rely on us to keep your system running 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 785-357-6200. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.