The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be 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 system a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some 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 honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Set 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 couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, look at and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the ideal time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into big 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 could 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 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 rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 614-451-0846. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.