It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk 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 could be oddly hot outside, or may be stalled 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 a good idea 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 your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed 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 possibility that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might 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 change out the entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your air conditioner is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system serviced. There are a great deal of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 201-268-5663.