How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, brisk 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 might be unusually hot outside, or may be clogged 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 be on longer in effort 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 outside AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the precipitation around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to change out the entire outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your unit 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 number of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You could schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 530-206-0330.