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 check. You may 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this season.
Test it Now
It’s best to run your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of 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 contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip 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 might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not generating cool air. It’s time to call in the professionals. Right now is the best time to arrange an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems down the road.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 may be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 714-855-1717. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.