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, brisk house after being out in the summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It might be oddly 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 clues you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s a good idea 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 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 observe any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture 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 could be more cost effective to change out the complete 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 simplest bet is to have your system serviced. There are various 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 important 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 818-370-7266.