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 sweltering heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It may be abnormally hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly 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 time 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 the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen 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 outside AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the humidity surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to replace the entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your unit is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system checked out. There are a number of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
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 937-845-1111.