It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying 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 various reasons. It might be oddly hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly be that the system is low on refrigerant. There are some signs you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s time 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 your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed 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 observe any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might 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 may be more cost effective to replace 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system looked at. There are a number of 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 experts. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 314-262-4541.