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 could be abnormally hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly 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 low on 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 call someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you notice any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s might be more cost effective to replace the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your system 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 could be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
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 336-853-6070.