It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much better 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 a few reasons. It might be abnormally 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 signs 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 run longer to try to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed 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 observe any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the precipitation 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 might be more cost effective to change out the entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your unit is taking longer than it typically 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 looked at. 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 crucial 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 520-201-3871.