The weather is really heating up outside. Have you checked to make sure 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 air conditioner 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 air conditioner is ready to keep you cool this summer.
Test it Now
It’s best to run 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 working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it work for a handful of minutes and check to make sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a couple things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to inspect is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s a simple mistake and quite a few 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 air conditioner. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to generate 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 maximize your air flow.
Call the Professionals
Your air conditioner is set to cool, the unit has been cleaned and you’re still not receiving cool air. It’s time to call in the pros. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for routine air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will look at any small problems 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 might 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 expert can charge that up and fix any leaks in your lines.
We know you rely 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 arrange your appointment for routine air conditioner service, give us a call at 402-318-5351. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.