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 might be unusually hot outside, or may be clogged 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 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 could be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you see any ice on your exterior 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 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 may be more cost effective to restore the whole outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your air conditioner is taking longer than it usually 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 could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important to get it looked at by the pros. 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 717-755-4127.