It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, chill 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 lot of reasons. It could be abnormally 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 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 lacking refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you see any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture 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 may be more cost effective to replace the entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your system is taking longer than it typically 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 a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re concerned 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 562-286-6624.