It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing 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 various reasons. It may be abnormally 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 signs 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 be on longer in effort to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could 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 outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the humidity near 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 restore the whole 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 maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your best 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 pinpoint.
If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 484-646-3363.