The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have climbed to 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 on the way and we have a couple tips for making sure your system is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
Test it Now
It’s best to try your system before you really need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it run 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 reaching out for air conditioner service.
The first and most basic thing to look at is to make sure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and many 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 system. Dirt and debris may clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.
As always, look at and change 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 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 best 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 huge problems later.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s possible 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 may 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 trust us to keep your system working 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 308-624-3485. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.