The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a couple tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to test your system before you honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of 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 inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be handled.
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 can clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.
As always, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems down the road.
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 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 handle any leaks in your lines.
We know you count 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 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 803-220-0761. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.