How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, chill 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 few reasons. It could be abnormally hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 missing 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 might 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 outside AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the precipitation 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 might be more cost effective to restore the whole outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your unit is taking longer than it normally 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 serviced. There are various things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint. If you’re stressed 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. You could schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 803-318-6995.