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 summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It could be abnormally hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 run longer to try to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen 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 see any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the precipitation 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 may be more cost effective to replace the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your air conditioner is taking longer than it usually 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 serviced. There are a great deal of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 561-287-7071.