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 relaxing than walking into a nice, cool house after being out in the sweltering heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It may be abnormally hot outside, or may be clogged 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 a good idea to call in a professional for air conditioner service. Higher Utility Bills An air conditioner that is low on refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it might be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you notice 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 precipitation 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 complete outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your air conditioner is taking longer than it normally 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 a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial to get it looked at by the experts. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You could schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 601-268-3486.