It’s the time of year we’re happy 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 a lot of reasons. It might be oddly hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may be that the system is low on refrigerant. There are some clues 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 be on longer in effort 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 outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the humidity surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to restore the entire 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 simplest bet is to have your system checked out. There are a great deal of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 (337) 234-2345.