It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, chill house after being out in the summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a few reasons. It might be abnormally hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might be that the system is low on refrigerant. There are some clues you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s necessary to call in a professional for air conditioner service.
Higher Utility Bills
An air conditioner that is low on refrigerant will have to be on longer in effort to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could be time to reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you see any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s might be more cost effective to change out the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your system is taking longer than it typically does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system looked at. There are a number of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 877-389-2465.