It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, cool 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 may be unusually hot outside, or may be blocked 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 missing 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 call someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you notice any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture near 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 air conditioner 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 checked out. There are a number of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial to get it looked at by the experts. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 256-801-4701.