The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC 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 system is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to try 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. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and easiest thing to inspect is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few 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 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 can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that could 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 air conditioner 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 ideal time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems in the future.
If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that 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 could be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and handle 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 count 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 937-558-9478. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.