The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool indoors? 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 system a trial run. You may 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 system 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 warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to be 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 easiest thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple 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 taken care of.
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 affect your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, check and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can 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 generating cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the ideal time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems that you have now that could potentially turn into large 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 professional can charge that up and take care of any leaks in your lines.
We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always rely on us to keep your system running smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 951-299-9853. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.