How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much better than walking into a nice, brisk house after being out in the summer heat. If you find that your system is not getting your home cool enough, there could be a lot of reasons. It might be oddly hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it could possibly 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 low on refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool your home. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve noticed 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 an issue. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the moisture 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 might be more cost effective to change out the whole outside unit. Your Home Isn’t Cool If your unit 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 looked at. There are various things that are possibly taking place that a technician would be able to pinpoint. If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial 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 703-369-5528.