How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

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It’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 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 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 be on longer in effort to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed abnormally high bills it might be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you observe any ice on your outdoor 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 humidity 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 could be more cost effective to replace the whole outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your system is taking longer than it usually does to cool your home or if it’s not reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your best 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 specialists. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 641-316-9803.

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