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How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

The temperature this time of year will make anyone grateful for their diligent, consistent air conditioner for keeping them happy. The relief you feel entering a cool home from being outside in a sweltering summer day can’t be beat. There are a multitude of reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t working as it used to. Sometimes, it’s simply too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing deficiency), or possibly your filter has become congested, your thermostat may be the reason or perhaps your coils are dirty.

An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running empty on refrigerant. If this is the case, there are several tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to indicate it is time to call in the team at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia for air conditioner service.

Increase in Utility Bills

If you’ve noticed an increase in your utility bills, that is a practical sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work tougher and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will lead to a clear increase in your recurring bills.

Your Home Isn't Cool

If you’re uncovering that your air conditioner isn’t maintaining the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking time to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system looked at by a tech. A technician will be able to find the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down in a snap.

Ice Buildup or Water

A sure sign of trouble is finding any ice on your outdoor AC unit. Low refrigerant will cause your unit’s evaporator coil to get too cold, which can cause the moisture around your refrigerant line to freeze. A frozen compressor line could lead to compressor damage, which is a pricey repair. It’s a good idea to call an expert at the first sign of ice or water.

If any of these symptoms of low refrigerant are occurring with your air conditioner is an important to call in a pro to get things looked at and fixed before it leads to a major breakdown. The experts at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 803-318-6995 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.