How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016 The weather this time of year will make anyone grateful for their diligent, dependable air conditioner for keeping them happy. The relief you feel entering 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 functioning as it used to. Occasionally, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing problem), or possibly your filter has become congested, your thermostat may be the culprit or perhaps your coils are grimy. An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running empty on refrigerant. If this is the case, there are a few tell-tale clues you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville 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 tougher and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will bring a clear increase in your utility bills. Your Home Isn't Cool If you’re uncovering that your air conditioner isn’t working up to 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 professional. A technician will be able to address the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down in a snap. 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 224-699-9229 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.