It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, cool 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 few reasons. It may be unusually hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 run longer to try 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 notice any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the humidity 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 could be more cost effective to restore 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 maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system serviced. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 561-533-6066 .