The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 system a test run. 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 AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to run 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. Turn 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 few things you can check yourself before calling for air conditioner service.
The first and most basic thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple 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 handled.
The next thing you can do is look at the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, inspect and change your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems down the road.
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 noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant may be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and handle any leaks in your lines.
We know you count 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 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 309-517-7511. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.