It’s the time of year we’re thankful 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 few reasons. It may be oddly hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 low on refrigerant will have to be on longer in effort 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 outside 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 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 entire 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system serviced. There are various things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 641-812-2028.