It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, chill house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a few reasons. It might be unusually hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly 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 time to call in a professional for air conditioner service.
Higher Utility Bills
An air conditioner that is lacking refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it might be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you observe any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s might be more cost effective to replace the whole 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system checked out. There are various things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re stressed 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 928-263-8570.