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 switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner 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 some tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
Test it Now
It’s best to try 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 operating. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and most basic thing to look at is to be sure 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, flip 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 might clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to create cool air.
As always, inspect and swap out your filters. It’s an easy step that could extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve 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 annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into huge problems in the future.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible that your system is just low on refrigerant, which could 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 professional can charge that up and fix 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to set up your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 570-648-0748. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.