The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have some 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 truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to ensure 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 look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch 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 system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate 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 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 experts. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into huge problems in the future.
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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and take care of 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 count on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 520-200-1048. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.