How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re grateful 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 few reasons. It might be unusually 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 low on 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 be time to call 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 possibility that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the precipitation near 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 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 maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system serviced. There are a number of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important to get it looked at by the experts. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. You may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 505-994-9176.