How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

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It’s the time of year we’re thankful for our AC. There’s nothing much more satisfying than walking into a nice, chill 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 abnormally hot outside, or may be blocked 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 lacking refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool the interior. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve seen abnormally high bills it might be time to contact someone in to check out your air conditioner.

Ice Buildup or Water

If you notice any ice on your exterior 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 precipitation surrounding your refrigerant line will freeze. This could lead to compressor issues. If your compressor becomes damaged, and it’s not under warranty, it’s could be more cost effective to restore the entire outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your air conditioner is taking longer than it normally does to cool your home or if it’s not reaching the temperature set on your thermostat, your greatest bet is to have your system looked at. There are various things that could be taking place that a technician would be able to diagnose.

If you’re worried you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s crucial to get it looked at by the pros. Give us a call and we’ll get you taken care of and keep you cool. Give us a call at 402-438-7992.

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