Sometimes your air conditioner can experience bad breakdowns when it’s being used for lengthy periods of time, like during this long, hot summer season! One of these major breakdowns is the risk of your air conditioner having low refrigerant.
The refrigerant in your cooling unit is what allows cold air to be produced for your home. It moves through the refrigerant lines, which are supposed to be permanently sealed. But sometimes leaks happen, and when they do, the damage to your air conditioner can be serious.
Some of the signs of air conditioner refrigerant running low are more common and clear than others. If you think your unit might have this problem, contact a professional as soon as possible. You want to avoid any further damage to the system if this is the case.
Your Home is Always Warm:
Consistently stepping into a home that isn’t comfortable and cool is the first thing you’ll notice.
The Air Blowing Through the Vents isn’t Very Cool:
If you hold your hand over your vents, the air blowing through them isn’t very cold at all.
Utility Bills Keep Increasing:
You may have noticed an increase in how much you’re paying each month for utilities. Your air conditioner is working much harder to cool your home than it normally would, and your bills reflect that.
The Refrigerant Line has Icy Build-Up Along it:
This is an important and serious sign! The refrigerant line is the tube that leads from the outdoor air conditioner unit to your house. If you see ice on the line, it means the unit’s evaporator coil is getting too cold. This means that refrigerant is being pushed back over its line and freezing surrounding moisture. The ice and subsequent melting can cause damage to your unit’s compressor. This is a very pricy part to replace and it’s best to ask a professional for their expert opinion as soon as possible.
Delta Air Systems is completely dedicated to helping our customers to our fullest ability. We provide the very best service to keep your home comfort systems running properly through all seasons. You can contact us here with any questions you may have, or schedule a service appointment if you think your unit may be experiencing low refrigerant.