It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk 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 may 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 clues 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 missing refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts 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 exterior AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity surrounding 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 change out the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your air conditioner 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 checked out. There are a great deal of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re stressed 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 304-707-0600.