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 a few reasons. It could be unusually 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 warnings 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 work longer in attempts to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps 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 outdoor 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 problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to replace the complete outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your system is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system serviced. There are a great deal of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint. 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 815-788-6283.