How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

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It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk 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 few reasons. It could be abnormally hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 be on longer in effort to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it might 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 possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the humidity around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to replace the complete outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your system is taking longer than it typically does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system serviced. There are a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.

If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 832-777-1521.

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