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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, chill 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 unusually hot outside, or may be clogged filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly 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 be on longer in effort to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could perhaps be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you see any ice on your outside AC unit, there’s a probability that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will probably get too cold and the precipitation near your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor damage. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s may be more cost effective to replace the complete outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your air conditioner is taking longer than it usually 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 checked out. There are a number of things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint.

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 may schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 308-432-5301.