How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing 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 a lot of reasons. It could be unusually hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 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 your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you observe any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to change out 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system checked out. There are a number of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out. If you’re concerned 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. You may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 715-356-7000.