It’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 scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It could be unusually 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 time to call in a professional for air conditioner service.
Higher Utility Bills
An air conditioner that is low on refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen 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 outside AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the moisture surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to change out the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your system is taking longer than it typically does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system checked out. 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 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 724-425-5852.