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 meticulous, dependable air conditioner for keeping them comfortable. The relief you feel walking into a cool home from being outside in a scorching 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 functioning as it used to. Often, it’s just too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing issue), or possibly your filter has become congested, your thermostat may be the culprit or perhaps your coils are grimy. 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 clues you can be on the look-out for to indicate it is time to call in the experts at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe for air conditioner service. Increase in Utility Bills If you’ve realized an increase in your utility bills, that is a reasonable sign of low refrigerant. Your air conditioner will work relentlessly and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will bring a noticeable increase in your monthly bills. Your Home Isn't Cool If you’re finding that your air conditioner isn’t working up to the temperature set on the thermostat or that it’s taking time to cool things down, you’ll want to have your system inspected at by a tech. A technician will be able to address the problem happening with your unit and get you cooled down in no time. Ice Buildup or Water A positive 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 913-432-3342 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.