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, consistent air conditioner for keeping them sweat-free. The relief you feel coming into a cool home from being outside in a sweltering 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 functioning as it used to. Occasionally, it’s entirely too hot outside for your air conditioner to keep up (this could be a sizing deficiency), or perhaps your filter has become blocked, your thermostat may be the culprit or perhaps your coils are grimy. An AC that isn’t keeping you cool may also be running low on refrigerant. If this is the circumstance, there are a number of tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to hint it is time to call in the professionals at Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach 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 tougher and longer hoping to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will create a noticeable increase in your utility 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 serviced at by an expert. A technician will be able to find the problem occurring with your unit and get you cooled down quick. Ice Buildup or Water A sure 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 an expensive 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 Hopkins Air Conditioning, Inc. in West Palm Beach are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 561-656-4255 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.