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 more relaxing than walking into a nice, brisk 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 lot of reasons. It may 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 signs you can look out for to let you know that your refrigerant is running low and that it’s time 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 be time to call someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you notice any ice on your outdoor AC unit, there’s a chance that there’s problems. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil will get too cold and the moisture near 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 usually does to cool your home or if it’s not reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your simplest bet is to have your system checked out. There are various 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 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 503-663-8033.

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