How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’s the time of year we’re grateful for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, cool house after being out in the scorching heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a few reasons. It may 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 necessary 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 interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to reach out to someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you see any ice on your exterior AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the precipitation around 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 change out the complete outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your system is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not getting to the temperature set on your thermostat, your best bet is to have your system serviced. There are a great deal of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.

If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential to get it looked at by the specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 772-232-7649.

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