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 AC a trial run. You could 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 system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
Test it Now
It’s best to test 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. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few minutes and check to ensure 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 easiest thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many 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 taken care of.
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 create cool air.
As always, look at 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 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 best time to arrange an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into big problems later.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may 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 professional 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 rely 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 641-812-2028. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.