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 climbed to temperatures where we need to flip on the air conditioner just yet, but now’s the time to give your AC a trial run. You may 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 try your system before you truly need it. You don’t want to realize on the warmest day of the year that your air conditioner isn’t working. Turn your thermostat to its cooling mode and let it operate for a couple minutes and check to be sure it’s blowing cool air. If it’s not, there are a few things you can check yourself before contacting us for air conditioner service.
The first and simplest thing to look at is to ensure you set your system to cool. It’s an honest mistake and many 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 handled.
The next thing you can do is check the unit outside and see if there is any debris around your system. Dirt and debris can clog the air flow and affect your system’s ability to produce cool air.
As always, check and change your filters. It’s an easy step that might extend the life and efficiency of your system. Air flow is a key 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 professionals. Right now is the best time to schedule an appointment for annual air conditioner service. Your HVAC technician will identify any small problems that you have now that may potentially turn into huge problems in the future.
If your home isn’t cooling well, it’s likely 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 might be running low. An air conditioning professional 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 count on us to keep your system operating smoothly. If you have any questions or concerns about your system or just need to schedule your appointment for annual air conditioner service, give us a call at 361-265-4371. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.