How to Know It May Be Time for Air Conditioner Service07/13/2016 The temperature this time of year will make anyone grateful for their meticulous, consistent air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel walking into 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 working 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 dirty. An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running low on refrigerant. If this is the issue, there are several tell-tale clues you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the team at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland for air conditioner service. Increase in Utility Bills If you’ve seen an increase in your utility bills, that is a practical 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 monthly bills. Your Home Isn't Cool If you’re uncovering that your air conditioner isn’t reaching the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking extensive periods to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system inspected at by a tech. A technician will be able to pinpoint the problem happening with your unit and get you cooled down quick. Ice Buildup or Water An absolute 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 985-537-6795 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.