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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, cool house after being out in the summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be various reasons. It could be unusually hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it may 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 a good idea 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 your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it could be time to reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you notice any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture 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 might be more cost effective to restore the whole 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 maintaining the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to figure out.

If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s important to get it looked at by the pros. 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 478-784-1109.