Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make 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 test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a couple tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this season. 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. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service. The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of. The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and affect 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 large 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 schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into large 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 might 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 handle any leaks in your lines. We know you count 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 working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 973-884-0065. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.