The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a check. You could 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 system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
Test it Now
It’s best to run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate 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 calling for air conditioner service.
The first and easiest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and many 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 solved.
The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, look at and swap out 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 improve your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems down the road.
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 recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and fix 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 count on us to keep your system working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 877-389-2465. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.