The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool inside? We may not have reached 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 near and we have a few 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 truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the toastiest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work 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 most basic thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an easy mistake and a lot of people forget to flip 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 check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your air conditioner. Dirt and debris can 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 can extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can maximize 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 set up an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will check out any small issues that you have now that might potentially turn into large problems later.
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 seen ice forming on the inside of your outdoor unit, your system’s refrigerant might be running low. An air conditioning pro can charge that up and fix 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 operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to arrange your appointment for regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 503-663-8033. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.