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 sweltering 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 stalled 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 necessary 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 interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it could be time to call 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 chance that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. 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 usually 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 checked out. There are a number of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important 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 may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 281-713-8304.