The weather this time of year will make anyone appreciative for their hardworking, dependable air conditioner for keeping them happy. The relief you feel coming into a cool home from being outside in a scorching summer day can’t be beat. There are several reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t functioning as it used to. Occasionally, it’s simply too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing deficiency), or maybe your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the culprit or perhaps your coils are dirty.
An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running low on refrigerant. If this is the issue, there are several tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to indicate it is time to call in the team at Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines for air conditioner service.
Increase in Utility Bills
If you’ve noticed an increase in your utility bills, that is a possible sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work tougher and longer hoping to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will lead to a clear increase in your utility bills.
Your Home Isn't Cool
If you’re uncovering that your air conditioner isn’t working up to 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 an expert. A technician will be able to address the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down in no time.
Ice Buildup or Water
An absolute sign of trouble is noticing 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 an expensive 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling in Des Moines are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 515-344-3579.