It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, cool 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 few reasons. It could be oddly 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 clues 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 might 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 get too cold and the moisture around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to replace the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your air conditioner is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system serviced. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.
If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 408-215-1018.