How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying 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 lot of reasons. It may be oddly hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 lacking refrigerant will have to be on longer in effort to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it might be time to reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you notice any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the precipitation around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to replace the complete 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system serviced. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.

If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 641-753-3563.

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