The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a few tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to try your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn 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 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 easy mistake and a lot of people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of.
The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.
As always, inspect and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the perfect time to set up an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems later.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 could be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and fix 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 724-370-0141. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.