It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much better 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 various 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 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 missing refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts 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 notice any ice on your outside 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 humidity around 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 change out the entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your system is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest 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 figure out.
If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 (616) 319-1436.