The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a trial run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to try your system before you truly 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 work for a couple minutes and check to make sure 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 most basic thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be solved.
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 generate cool air.
As always, check 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 system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems in the future.
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 may be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 rely on 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 routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 928-263-8570. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.