It’s the time of year we’re happy 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 may be oddly hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 lacking refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it might 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 possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to restore the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your unit 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 looked at. There are various things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 770-450-1539.