The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? 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 may just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have some 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 really need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a few 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 contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy 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 handled.
The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, inspect and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your system 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 ideal time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems down the road.
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 recognized ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning expert can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines.
We know you rely on your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust us to keep your system working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 304-707-0600. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.