How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

It’s the time of year we’re happy for our AC. There’s nothing much more relaxing than walking into a nice, cool 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 may be unusually hot outside, or may be stalled filters or dirty coils, or even your thermostat. But, it might 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 time to call in a professional for air conditioner service.

Higher Utility Bills

An air conditioner that is missing refrigerant will have to run longer to try to cool the temperature. This results in higher utility bills. If you’ve observed abnormally high bills it could be time to contact 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 trouble. When you’re low on refrigerant, your system’s evaporator coil might get too cold and the moisture around 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 replace the complete outside unit.

Your Home Isn’t Cool

If your system is taking longer than it typically does to cool your home or if it’s not maintaining 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 diagnose.

If you’re concerned you may be running low on refrigerant, it’s essential 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 308-995-8177.

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