The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to test 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. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to be sure 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 check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy 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 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 may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.
As always, look at and change 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 boost 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 best time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may 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 might indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and take care of any leaks in your lines.
We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always rely on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 561-287-7071. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.