It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, cool house after being out in the summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of 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 be on longer in effort to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you see any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the precipitation surrounding 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 replace the complete 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 serviced. 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 crucial to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 301-363-4699.