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, cool house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a few reasons. It may be unusually 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 be on longer in effort to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it might 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 might get too cold and the precipitation around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to replace the entire 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 getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system looked at. 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 important 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 336-853-6070.