The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a few tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to try 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 working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of 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 an honest mistake and many 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 solved.
The next thing you can do is inspect 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 produce 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 large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize 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 set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems in the future.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 professional can charge that up and take care of 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 trust us to keep your system running 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 704-233-7363. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.