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, chill house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a few reasons. It could be abnormally 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 clues 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 be on longer in effort to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you notice any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the precipitation around 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 replace the whole outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your unit is taking longer than it normally 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 serviced. There are a number of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to figure out. If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 772-335-3232.