The weather is really getting warm 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 system a trial run. You may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a few tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a couple minutes and check to make sure 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 most basic thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip 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 might clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve 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 experts. 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 might potentially turn into huge problems later.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 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 count on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 209-257-3156. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.