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 may be abnormally hot outside, or may be blocked 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 necessary to call in a professional for air conditioner service.

Higher Utility Bills

An air conditioner that is missing 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 perhaps be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you observe any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the humidity surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor problems. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to restore the entire 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 reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system checked out. There are a great deal of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.

If you’re stressed you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 912-208-2470.

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