How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016 The heat this time of year will make anyone appreciative for their hardworking, dependable air conditioner for keeping them comfortable. The relief you feel entering a cool home from being outside in a sweltering summer day can’t be beat. There are several reasons you may walk in one day and find that your AC isn’t working as it used to. Occasionally, it’s simply too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing deficiency), or perhaps your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the reason or perhaps your coils are dirty. An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running low on refrigerant. If this is the case, 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County for air conditioner service. Increase in Utility Bills If you’ve noticed an increase in your utility bills, that is a possible sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work relentlessly and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will lead to a clear increase in your utility bills. Your Home Isn't Cool If you’re finding 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 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 An absolute 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 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 Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Pinellas County are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 727-398-5515 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.