It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk house after being out in the sweltering heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It could be oddly hot outside, or may be blocked 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 time 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 notice 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 probably get too cold and the moisture surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s might be more cost effective to restore the whole outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your system is taking longer than it normally 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 looked at. There are a number of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important 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 361-265-4371.