How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re thankful 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 various reasons. It might be oddly hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 missing refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to call 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 an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the precipitation surrounding 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 entire outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your unit 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 might be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re concerned 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 may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 302-658-2000.