It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It might be oddly hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may be that the system is low on refrigerant. There are some signs 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 work longer in attempts to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed 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 trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity 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 could be more cost effective to change out the whole outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your air conditioner is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system serviced. There are a great deal of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.
If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 937-558-9478.