The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a check. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way 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 run 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 operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a couple minutes and check to be 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 most basic thing to inspect is to be 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 solved.
The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, inspect and change 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 improve your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your thermostat 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 ideal time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into large 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 might be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines.
We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system working 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 772-247-2283. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.