Tips to Get Your Air Conditioner Ready for Summer05/09/2016 With spring in progress and summer just around the corner, it’s time to set up all parts of our lives for the toastier weather, and that includes our homes. It may not be time to turn on your air conditioner just yet, but you should still be thinking about how you will stay cool this season in Pinellas County. The top way to ensure that you will have a comfortable summer is by turning on your system now, before it gets too humid and you discover that you need air conditioner maintenance. Here are a few tips to make sure your system, and your house, is properly equipped for the heat: Try it out now! It really is helpful to give your system a test run as soon as you can. You don’t want your air conditioner to break down on the hottest day of the year and make your home unpleasant. So, setting your thermostat to its cooling mode and permitting it to run, even for a few minutes, will be a perfect trial run that can save you a lot of future problems. Ensure that cool air is blowing into your home, and if it’s not, here are a handful of things to inspect before calling the experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc: Make sure your system was set to cool. It’s an easy mistake and one that is made regularly, but if you haven’t switched your thermostat from the heat setting, cool air won’t be blowing. Simple setback, simple solution! Check the unit outside. Verify to see if there are any barriers around your system, such as plants or dirt, that can clog your air flow and cool air production. Change your filters. As always, this step is crucial to improving the work of your air conditioning system. With fresh and new filters, your cool air will be cleaner and it will establish an simpler environment for air to flow through. Once you’ve tried things out – your system is adjusted to cool, and the unit and filters are clean – and you still aren’t getting any cool air, it’s time to call in the experts if there are complications. Annual air conditioner service should be on your radar right now nonetheless, so now is the best time to check up on every aspect of your system before the summer hits. The specialists at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc will not only solve the current difficulty at hand, but they will also deal with any small possible future issues that could turn into bigger difficulties later. Chances are that if your home isn’t cooling easily, your system might be deficient in refrigerant based on low levels or even a leak. If you noted that ice was accumulating when you inspected your outdoor unit, that may be an signal that you need more refrigerant. In an air conditioner maintenance check, our professionals can deal with any leaks in your lines or refrigerant shortages. Everyone trusts their air conditioner to survive the summer and it can be easy to ignore how vital your system is to your summer ease. Don’t agonize about your air conditioner breaking down and instead, be proactive about checking and servicing your system before the heat wave strikes. If you have any questions about your system or want to schedule that annual air conditioner service, call our experts at 727-398-5515 or schedule an appointment with us online.