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 better 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 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 clues 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 run longer to try to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it might be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you see any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the humidity 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 could 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 maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that might 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 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 can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 256-574-1300.