The weather is really heating up 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 system is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to test 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 operate for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn it over and your problem just may be taken care of.
The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a big part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 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 could potentially turn into big problems later.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 might be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and handle 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 running 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 850-250-0335. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.