The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial run. You could 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 summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to run your system before you truly 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 run for a few minutes and check to ensure 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 look at is to make sure 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, switch it over and your problem just may be handled.
The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, look at and switch out 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 system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems in the future.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 could be running low. An air conditioning expert 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 count 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 annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.