Air conditioning is a lifeline in this Las Vegas heat. Without it, I don’t know how we would all survive. When something goes wrong with your unit, it is time to scramble to get it fixed. There are many things that go wrong with an air conditioning unit. One of these problems is low refrigerant, or Freon. This is essential for your air conditioning system to work. If there is an issue with the Freon in your unit, you will know it. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about some signs that your system is low on refrigerant.
Your House Won’t Seem to Cool
If it seems like your house is just not getting cool like it should, this could be sign of low Freon. If your unit is low on Freon, it won’t matter how low you set your thermostat, your house will not be able to properly cool. Refrigerant, or Freon, works by absorbing the warm air in your home to cool it down. If you don’t have enough Freon, the air in your home will not be able to get cool like you want it to.
High Electricity Energy Bills
There are many factors that can cause your energy bill to climb. Your energy rates may have risen since last year, but your current bill should be fairly close to last year’s bill. If you see a significant climb in your bill, this could be a sign of low Freon. Without the ability to cool your home off, your air conditioning unit will continue to run more than it normally would. Not only will it most likely run more often, it will be working twice as hard with no success.
Air Conditioning Vents are Blowing Warm Air
If you put your hand up to the vent and you feel nothing but warm air blowing from them, there is most definitely a problem. The air coming from your vents should always be cold. Warm air could be related to your unit being low on refrigerant.
Ice Buildup on Your AC Evaporator Coils
When you go to give your unit a visual check and see ice, you know there is a problem. In this Las Vegas heat, there should never be ice anywhere on your unit. When your unit is low on Freon it allows humid air to hit the freezing coil, causing water to bead up and freeze.
Air Conditioning Installation, Replacement, Emergency Repairs, Preventive Maintenance in Las Vegas Valley, Summerlin, North LV & Henderson Nevada
It is important to have your AC unit inspected right away if you think it may be low on Freon. By not getting the system fixed, it can get damaged easily without the right amount of Freon. This shouldn’t be fixed without the help of professionals. In order for your unit to be low on Freon, there has to be a leak. Before it can be recharged with refrigerant, the leak needs to be located and fixed. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning can help you with any of your air conditioning needs including solving any problems with low Freon. Call us for an appointment today!