It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, brisk house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a few reasons. It might be unusually 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 clues 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 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 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 possibility that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture surrounding 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 change out the entire outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your air conditioner is taking longer than it typically 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 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 important 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 805-242-9638.