The weather this time of year will make anyone appreciative for their hardworking, reliable air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel entering a cool home from being outside in a boiling 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. Sometimes, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing issue), or perhaps your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the issue or perhaps your coils are filthy.
An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running low on refrigerant. If this is the case, there are a few tell-tale signs you can be on the look-out for to hint it is time to call in the professionals at Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish for air conditioner service.
Increase in Utility Bills
If you’ve noticed an increase in your utility bills, that is a practical sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work harder and longer trying to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will lead to a obvious increase in your utility 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 time to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system looked at by a tech. 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
A positive 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 Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at (985) 764-2426.