The weather is really getting warm outside. Have you checked to be sure you’re going to stay cool inside? 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 AC a test run. You might just find that you’re in need of air conditioner service. The hot days are on the way and we have some tips for making sure your AC is ready to keep you cool the next few months.
Test it Now
It’s best to run your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t running. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a couple minutes and check to ensure 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 many 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 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 might clog the air flow and diminish your system’s ability to create cool air.
As always, inspect and switch out your filters. It’s an easy step that could 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 thermostat is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not getting cool air. It’s time to call in the experts. 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 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 could be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 trust 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 410-228-4822. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.