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 better 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 might 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 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 missing refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you observe any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the precipitation around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s might be more cost effective to change out the complete outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your air conditioner is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. 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. You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 432-333-2208.