The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your air conditioner a check. You might 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 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 working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to ensure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and most basic thing to check is to be sure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest 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 handled.
The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can boost 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 perfect time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small issues that you have now that could potentially turn into big problems in the future.
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 may be running low. An air conditioning professional can charge that up and take care of 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 count on us to keep your system running 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 715-301-0727. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.