The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to turn on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a check. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are almost here and we have a few tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to test your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch 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 few things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and easiest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of 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 check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, inspect and change 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 maximize 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 experts. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems in the future.
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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning expert 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 770-450-1539. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.