How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

The weather this time of year will make anyone thankful for their diligent, reliable air conditioner for keeping them comfortable. The relief you feel walking 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 keeping things as cool as it used to. Often, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing problem), or maybe your filter has become congested, your thermostat may be the culprit 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 number of tell-tale signs you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City for air conditioner service.

Increase in Utility Bills

If you’ve realized an increase in your utility bills, that is a possible sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work harder and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will lead to a obvious increase in your recurring bills.

Your Home Isn't Cool

If you’re discovering that your air conditioner isn’t reaching the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking longer to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system inspected at by a professional. A technician will be able to find the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down in no time.

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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 573-203-3908.

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