How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re thankful 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 various reasons. It might be oddly hot outside, or may be clogged 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 lacking refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you see any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to replace the entire outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your system is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system checked out. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You could schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 616-669-3961.