The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a check. 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and easiest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be taken care of.
The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might 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 may 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 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 working 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 724-401-1843. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.