How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’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 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 unusually 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 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 low on 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 contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you see 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 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 change out the whole outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your unit 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 looked at. There are a number of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.

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 256-270-1196.

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