It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much better 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 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 perhaps be time to contact 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 probability that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the precipitation around 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 entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your unit is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.
If you’re worried 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 850-250-0335.