It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk 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 may be unusually 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 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 reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.
Ice Buildup or Water
If you see 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 might get too cold and the moisture 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 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 getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system checked out. There are a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 724-370-0141.