It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying 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 may be abnormally 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 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 work longer in attempts to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills, it could 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 chance that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will 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 might be more cost-effective to change out the complete outside unit.
Your Home Isn’t Cool
If your unit 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 best bet is to have your system looked at. Various things could be taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.
If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 (832) 957-9332.