It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying 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 lot of reasons. It may be oddly 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 warnings you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s a good idea to call in a professional for air conditioner service.
Higher Utility Bills
An air conditioner that is lacking 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 perhaps be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you observe any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the moisture near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to restore the whole outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your system is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system looked at. There are a number of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important 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 (815)914-6197.