How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, chill house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It may be unusually 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 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 call 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 chance that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity surrounding 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 whole outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your air conditioner is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that are possibly 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 specialists. 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 469-617-3437.