How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016 The heat this time of year will make anyone appreciative for their hardworking, reliable air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel walking into a cool home from being outside in a boiling summer day can’t be beat. There are a number of reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t functioning as it used to. Occasionally, it’s entirely too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing deficiency), or perhaps your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the reason or perhaps your coils are filthy. An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running empty on refrigerant. If this is the case, there are several tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the team at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton for air conditioner service. Increase in Utility Bills If you’ve seen an increase in your utility bills, that is a possible sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work harder and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will create a obvious increase in your recurring bills. Your Home Isn't Cool If you’re uncovering that your air conditioner isn’t reaching the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking longer to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system inspected at by a professional. A technician will be able to address the problem happening with your unit and get you cooled down in no time. Ice Buildup or Water An absolute sign of trouble is noticing any ice on your outdoor AC unit. Low refrigerant will cause your unit’s evaporator coil to get too cold, which can cause the moisture around your refrigerant line to freeze. A frozen compressor line could lead to compressor damage, which is an expensive repair. It’s a good idea to call an expert at the first sign of ice or water. If any of these symptoms of low refrigerant are occurring with your air conditioner is an important to call in a pro to get things looked at and fixed before it leads to a major breakdown. The experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 805-688-4018 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.