It’s the time of year we’re thankful 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 might 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 clues you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s necessary to call in a professional for air conditioner service.
Higher Utility Bills
An air conditioner that is low on 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 might be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you observe any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably 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 might 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system looked at. There are a great deal of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re worried 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 319-208-3295.