How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, brisk house after being out in the summer 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 blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 time to call in a professional for air conditioner service. Higher Utility Bills An air conditioner that is missing refrigerant will have to be on longer in effort 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 possibility 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 might be more cost effective to restore the entire 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 best 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 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. You could schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 309-517-7511.