How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, brisk house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a few reasons. It could be oddly 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 time 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 your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could be time to call 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 trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to change out the whole outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your air conditioner is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your best 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 figure out.

If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 843-485-0967.