How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much better 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 may be oddly 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 warnings you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s time 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 reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you see any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the moisture surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s might be more cost effective to change out the complete outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your air conditioner is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system serviced. There are various things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.

If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important 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 478-202-3076.

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