How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much better 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 various reasons. It could be abnormally hot outside, or may be blocked filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly 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 time to call in a professional for air conditioner service. Higher Utility Bills An air conditioner that is missing 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 possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the moisture around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to replace the whole outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your air conditioner 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. There are a great deal of things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 903-758-0701.