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, 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 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 issue), or perhaps your filter has become blocked, your thermostat may be the reason 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 issue, there are several tell-tale warnings you can be on the look-out for to suggest it is time to call in the professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee 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 tougher and longer attempting to cool your home if it is lacking refrigerant. This will create a obvious 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 looked at by a tech. A technician will be able to pinpoint the problem that’s going on with your unit and get you cooled down quick. Ice Buildup or Water A positive sign of trouble is spotting 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee are here to help keep you cool this summer. Give us a call at 918-682-8238 or set up and appointment with us online using our handy online scheduler.