When the temperatures start to rise, having a working air conditioning unit with enough refrigerant can be a godsend. Even if your AC unit is working properly, a lack of refrigerant will prevent your home from staying cool during the dog days of summer. Even worse, running an air conditioner with a lack of refrigerant can lead to severe damage.
Anyone who believes that their air conditioner is running low on refrigerant should contact B & B Mechanical today. As the trust provider of HVAC installation in Feasterville, PA, our company has been the go-to choice for all AC services in the Greater Philadelphia area for over 20 years.
Before the hot temperatures are here to stay, keep an eye out for these three signs that your AC unit may be running low on refrigerant:
- One of the easy ways to see if your refrigerant is running low is if your house takes longer than usual to cool off. Even if you’re just turning on your unit for the first time this year, if you notice that your house never really feels that cold, a charge of freon from B & B Mechanical may be all you need to keep cool this summer.
- Another sure sign you’re low on refrigerant is a high increase in electric bill. An AC unit running on low refrigerant will run much longer than usual, sending your electric bill through the roof. While it is normal to see an increase between spring and summer due to your unit being on more often, but an increase from summer months last year compared to this year is an indicator your AC unit should be inspected by one of our technicians.
- Even though seeing ice on the refrigerant line may seem like its a good sign, it’s not. As refrigerant gets lower and lower, the unit’s evaporator coil gets colder and colder. This causes what little refrigerant left to flow back through the line. Any sight of ice or condensation on a refrigerant line should prompt a shutdown of the AC unit and a call to the experts at B & B Mechanical.
For more information on B & B Mechanical or our heating and boiler services in Washington Crossing, PA, we encourage you to give us a call at 215-240-4530 tod