How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016 The temperature this time of year will make anyone thankful for their diligent, consistent air conditioner for keeping them happy. The relief you feel entering a cool home from being outside in a boiling summer day can’t be beat. There are a multitude of 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 simply too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing problem), or maybe your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the issue or perhaps your coils are filthy. An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running empty on refrigerant. If this is the circumstance, there are a few tell-tale signs you can be on the look-out for to hint it is time to call in the team at Central Air Inc in Portland Metro for air conditioner service. Increase in Utility Bills If you’ve realized 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 lead to a obvious increase in your monthly 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 longer to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system serviced at by an expert. 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 An absolute sign of trouble is noticing 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 pricey 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 Central Air Inc in Portland Metro are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 503-656-1908 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.