The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached temperatures where we need to switch 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 near and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool this summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to test your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t operating. Switch your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run for a few minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a handful of things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and easiest thing to inspect is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and a lot of people forget to flip it off the heat setting. If it is currently set to heat, flip it over and your problem just may be solved.
The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your AC. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, look at 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 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 experts. Right now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small concerns that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.
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 recognized 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 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 working smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 847-362-0262. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.