The temperature this time of year will make anyone thankful for their diligent, reliable air conditioner for keeping them happy. The relief you feel coming into a cool home from being outside in a boiling summer day can’t be beat. There are a number of reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t working as it used to. Often, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing issue), or possibly your filter has become congested, your thermostat may be the issue or perhaps your coils are grimy.
An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running low on refrigerant. If this is the case, there are a few tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the team at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City for air conditioner service.
Increase in Utility Bills
If you’ve noticed an increase in your utility bills, that is a reasonable sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work tougher and longer trying to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will create a noticeable increase in your monthly bills.
Your Home Isn't Cool
If you’re finding that your air conditioner isn’t working up to the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking time to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system looked at by a tech. A technician will be able to address the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down quick.
Ice Buildup or Water
A positive sign of trouble is finding any ice on your outdoor AC unit. Low refrigerant will cause your unit’s evaporator coil to get too cold, which can cause the moisture around your refrigerant line to freeze. A frozen compressor line could lead to compressor damage, which is a pricey repair. It’s a good idea to call an expert at the first sign of ice or water.
If any of these symptoms of low refrigerant are occurring with your air conditioner is an important to call in a pro to get things looked at and fixed before it leads to a major breakdown. The experts at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 605-206-3915.