The weather is really heating up 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 system a trial run. You could just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have a couple tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
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 working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.
The first and most basic thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few 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 solved.
The next thing you can do is inspect 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, check and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 ideal time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems in the future.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could 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 expert can charge that up and fix 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 arrange your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 803-265-4208. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.