The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool indoors? We may not have climbed to temperatures where we need to flip 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 some tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
Test it Now
It’s best to run your system before you honestly 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 run for a handful of minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to check is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to turn it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be taken care of.
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 affect your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, inspect and switch out 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 thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for regular air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small concerns that you have now that could potentially turn into large problems in the future.
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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could 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 rely on us to keep your system working 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 631-737-5566. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.