The weather is really getting hot 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 AC a check. 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to run 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. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple 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 easiest thing to look at is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, switch it over and your problem just may be solved.
The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, look at 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 thermostat 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 best time to set up an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.
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 recognized 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 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 count on us to keep your system working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 201-268-5663. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.