The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? 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 system a test run. You could 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.
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. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to ensure 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 simplest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, look at 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 air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems later.
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 recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 count 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 478-202-3170. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.