How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying 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 lot of reasons. It might be abnormally 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 necessary to call in a professional for air conditioner service.

Higher Utility Bills

An air conditioner that is missing refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could be time to contact 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 possibility that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the humidity around 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 replace 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 maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system looked at. 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 crucial 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 704-233-7363.

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