Although summer is winding down, it’s not quite time to turn off your AC. Being in Georgia, we know that temperatures can still be a bit higher around this time or year. So you have to make sure that your AC is up and running as well as it has been for the entire summer. A common problem that comes up with cooling systems is a lack of refrigerant, also known as Freon. But how do you know that your refrigerant is low?
Ice on Refrigerant Line
Take a look at the copper refrigerant line on your outdoor unit. If you see there is ice build up, this can be an signal that you have low refrigerant level. The interior of the unit’s evaporator coil becomes too cold when your refrigerant level becomes too low. This causes the cold liquid to flow back through the refrigerant line which can cause major damage to the unit’s compressor.
Increased Energy Bill
Because the lack of refrigerant, your air conditioner has to run longer and worker harder than it should to cool your home or business. The more work the unit has to do, the higher your electric bill will be.
The one cause of low refrigerant is a leak. So if yo’re noticing bubbling or hissing noises, this is likely to be caused by refrigerant escaping somewhere along the line.
Your Air Conditioner is Blowing Warm Air
The sole responsibility of refrigerant is to soak up all the heat from the air that i blowing out of your cooling unit. The lower the refrigerant, the less heat is extracted. The less heat extracted, the warmer the air is coming out of the AC.
The best way to avoid problems with your AC unit, big or small, is to have regular maintenance. And the best company to handle that for you is Total Comfort Cooling and Heating. Call us to set up your regular maintenance schedule. You can reach us at 478-781-9107.