It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying 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 a lot of reasons. It could be oddly hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 a good idea to call in a professional for air conditioner service.
Higher Utility Bills
An air conditioner that is lacking refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could 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 trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the humidity near 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 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 greatest bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important to get it looked at by the experts. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 717-220-4502.