The temperature this time of year will make anyone thankful for their diligent, reliable air conditioner for keeping them happy. The relief you feel entering a cool home from being outside in a sweltering summer day can’t be beat. There are a multitude of reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t keeping things as cool as it used to. Occasionally, it’s entirely too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing deficiency), or maybe your filter has become blocked, your thermostat may be the reason or perhaps your coils are filthy.
An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running empty on refrigerant. If this is the issue, there are a few tell-tale clues you can be on the look-out for to indicate it is time to call in the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa 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 relentlessly and longer trying to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will lead to a noticeable increase in your monthly bills.
Your Home Isn't Cool
If you’re finding that your air conditioner isn’t maintaining the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking extensive periods to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system looked at by a tech. A technician will be able to find the problem happening with your unit and get you cooled down in a snap.
Ice Buildup or Water
A sure sign of trouble is spotting 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 costly 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 432-237-0168.