It’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 summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It might be oddly 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 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 could be time to contact 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 possibility that there’s an issue. 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 problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to replace the entire 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest 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 crucial to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 916-243-6714.