How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

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The temperature this time of year will make anyone grateful for their hardworking, reliable air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel entering a cool home from being outside in a sweltering summer day can’t be beat. There are several reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t working as it used to. Occasionally, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing problem), or possibly your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the reason or perhaps your coils are grimy.

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 signs you can be on the look-out for to hint it is time to call in the professionals at Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle for air conditioner service.

Increase in Utility Bills

If you’ve seen an increase in your utility bills, that is a possible 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 discovering 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 inspected at by a professional. 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

An absolute 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 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 Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 724-658-7111.

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