It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, cool 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 few reasons. It may be abnormally hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 missing refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it might be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you observe any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s an issue. 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 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 unit is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system serviced. There are various things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 309-517-7511.