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 satisfying than walking into a nice, chill 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 lot of reasons. It might be abnormally hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 necessary to call in a professional for air conditioner service. Higher Utility Bills An air conditioner that is low on refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you observe any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity near 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 replace the complete outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your unit is taking longer than it usually 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 number of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to figure out. 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 406-761-7283.