The temperature this time of year will make anyone thankful for their diligent, consistent air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel walking 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. Often, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing issue), or maybe your filter has become congested, your thermostat may be the issue or perhaps your coils are dirty.
An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running down on refrigerant. If this is the case, there are a number of tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella for air conditioner service.
Increase in Utility Bills
If you’ve seen an increase in your utility bills, that is a reasonable sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work harder and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will bring a clear 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 extensive periods to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system serviced at by an expert. A technician will be able to find the problem that’s going on with your unit and get you cooled down in no time.
Ice Buildup or Water
A sure 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating in Pella are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 641-628-3621.