It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, chill 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 may be unusually hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 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 the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to reach out to 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 chance that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the humidity near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. 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 typically 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 checked out. There are a number of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important 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 734-284-1224.