How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re thankful 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 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 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 work longer in attempts to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it might be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you observe any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the precipitation 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 could be more cost effective to change out 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 getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system checked out. There are various things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important 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 may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 954-562-0009.