It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, cool house after being out in the sweltering heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It might be unusually 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 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 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 reach out to 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 problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the moisture around 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 change out the complete 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system serviced. There are a number of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 435-753-5515.