The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a check. You might 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 system 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 operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to check 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, turn it over and your problem just may be handled.
The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce 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 large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems down the road.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may indicate a leak. If you’ve seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and take care of 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 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 724-425-5852. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.