The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to make sure 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 air conditioner a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
Test it Now
It’s best to try 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 operating. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple 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 reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and most basic thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple 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 solved.
The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create cool air.
As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your system is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that could 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 could 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 rely 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 arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 815-410-1128. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.