How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

The weather this time of year will make anyone grateful for their hardworking, reliable air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel walking into a cool home from being outside in a sweltering 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 working as it used to. Occasionally, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing deficiency), or maybe your filter has become blocked, 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 clues you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the team at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area 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 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 time to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system serviced at by a professional. A technician will be able to address the problem that’s going on with your unit and get you cooled down in a snap.

Ice Buildup or Water

A sure 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 an expensive 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 Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 507-387-6596.

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