The heat this time of year will make anyone thankful for their hardworking, reliable air conditioner for keeping them happy. The relief you feel coming into 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. Occasionally, it’s entirely too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing issue), or perhaps your filter has become blocked, your thermostat may be the culprit 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 number of tell-tale clues you can be on the look-out for to hint it is time to call in the experts at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton for air conditioner service.
Increase in Utility Bills
If you’ve realized an increase in your utility bills, that is a possible sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work relentlessly 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 maintaining 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 a tech. A technician will be able to pinpoint the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down in a snap.
Ice Buildup or Water
A positive 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 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 503-374-1934.