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, cool 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 might be abnormally 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 warnings 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 missing refrigerant will have to work longer in attempts to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner. Ice Buildup or Water If you notice any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a possibility that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the moisture around your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. 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 unit is taking longer than it typically does to cool your home or if it’s not reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system checked out. There are a number of things that might be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose. If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 925-689-7017.