It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much better 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 lot of reasons. It may be abnormally hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly 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 work longer in attempts to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed 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 an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture 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 system is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system serviced. There are a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.
If you’re worried 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 951-299-9853.