How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

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The heat this time of year will make anyone appreciative for their meticulous, dependable air conditioner for keeping them comfortable. The relief you feel walking into 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 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 congested, your thermostat may be the reason 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 signs you can be on the look-out for to indicate it is time to call in the team at McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta for air conditioner service.

Increase in Utility Bills

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

Your Home Isn't Cool

If you’re uncovering that your air conditioner isn’t maintaining 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 an expert. A technician will be able to find the problem that’s going on with your unit and get you cooled down quick.

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 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 McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 316-733-9123 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.

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