It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, cool house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It might be abnormally 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 might be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you notice any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the humidity surrounding 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 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 looked at. There are a number of things that might be 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 specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 715-504-0533.