It’s the time of year we’re happy 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 various 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 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 missing 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 see any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the precipitation 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 system is taking longer than it typically does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest 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 experts. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 209-257-3156.