It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, chill 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 may be abnormally hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 run longer to try to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it could be time to reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you observe 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 will probably get too cold and the humidity around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to replace the entire 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 maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 952-373-0377.