The weather is really getting hot outside. Have you checked to ensure you’re going to stay cool in your home? We may not have hit temperatures where we need to turn 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 on the way and we have a few 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 honestly need it. You don’t want to realize on the hottest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Set your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate 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 be 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, switch it over and your problem just may be taken care of.
The next thing you can do is inspect the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and impact your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, look at and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a large part of your cooling system and keeping your filter clean can improve 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 arrange an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small issues that you have now that may potentially turn into big problems down the road.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 take care of any leaks in your lines.
We know you trust your air conditioner to get you through those hot summer days and you know you can always trust 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 regular air conditioner service, give us a call at 308-321-4703. Or if you’d rather, make an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.