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, chill house after being out in the sweltering heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It might be abnormally hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 necessary to call in a professional for air conditioner service. Higher Utility Bills An air conditioner that is lacking 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 contact someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you observe any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system looked at. There are a number 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 pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 205-758-2703.