It’s the time of year we’re thankful 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 a few reasons. It may be abnormally 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 warnings 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 be on longer in effort to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to contact 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 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 problems. 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 typically 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 various things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 402-509-5940.