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 more satisfying than walking into a nice, cool 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 blocked 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 a good idea to call in a professional for air conditioner service. Higher Utility Bills An air conditioner that is lacking refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed 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 see any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a chance 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 damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to replace the complete 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 great deal of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out. If you’re stressed 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 630-833-1100.