It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, brisk 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 could be oddly hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly be that the system is low on refrigerant. There are some warnings 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 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 call someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you see any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the precipitation 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 might be more cost effective to change out the entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your unit 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 best bet is to have your system checked out. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important 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 239-241-5318.