The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You could 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to try 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 operating. Switch 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 few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many people forget to flip 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 check 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 create cool air.
As always, check 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 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 professionals. Right now is the perfect time to arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems later.
If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve recognized 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 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 count on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at (815)914-6197. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.