How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016 The weather this time of year will make anyone appreciative for their diligent, dependable air conditioner for keeping them comfortable. The relief you feel walking into a cool home from being outside in a scorching summer day can’t be beat. There are several reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t keeping things as cool as it used to. Sometimes, 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 culprit 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 circumstance, there are several tell-tale signs you can be on the look-out for to indicate it is time to call in the team at Beck Cohen in Charlottesville 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 tougher and longer trying to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will bring a noticeable increase in your recurring 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 time to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system looked at by an expert. A technician will be able to find the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down in no time. 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 Beck Cohen in Charlottesville are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 434-296-0129 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.