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 relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk house after being out in the sweltering heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It could be unusually hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 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 might be time to contact 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 probability that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably 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 restore the entire 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 getting to 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 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 could schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 720-446-5100.