How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing 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 might be oddly 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 signs 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 low on 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 might be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you see any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s problems. 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 problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to replace 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 simplest bet is to have your system checked out. There are a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the pros. 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 719-332-3458.