How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, chill house after being out in the summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It might be oddly 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 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 missing refrigerant will have to be on longer in effort to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen 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 see any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. 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 usually 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 could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 770-939-7500.