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How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service

The weather this time of year will make anyone appreciative for their diligent, dependable air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel coming into a cool home from being outside in a boiling 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. Occasionally, it’s simply too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing problem), or perhaps your filter has become clogged, your thermostat may be the issue or perhaps your coils are dirty.

An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running down on refrigerant. If this is the circumstance, there are a number of tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to indicate it is time to call in the professionals at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio 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 trying to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will create 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 longer to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system serviced at by a professional. A technician will be able to find the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down in a snap.

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 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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 419-592-4756 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.