The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to switch on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your system a test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are near and we have a couple tips for making sure your air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to test 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. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a handful of minutes and check to ensure 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 simplest thing to look at is to ensure 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, switch 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 system. Dirt and debris might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to generate cool air.
As always, check and swap 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 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 experts. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that may potentially turn into large problems down the road.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely that your system is just low on refrigerant, which might indicate a leak. If you’ve noticed ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant could be running low. An air conditioning pro 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 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 505-445-1250. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.