The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure 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 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 few tips for making sure your air conditioner 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 warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to be 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 simplest thing to check is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many people forget to switch it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, turn 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 affect your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, inspect 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 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 professionals. Right now is the best time to set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems down the road.
If your home isn’t cooling well, there’s a chance that that your system is just low on refrigerant, which may 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 pro 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 count on 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 484-646-3363. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.