Five Signs your AC is Low on Freon - Day & Night Air

If you’re experiencing problems with your air conditioner, low Freon may be the culprit. Here are five signs that show it may be time to have your Freon replaced by the friendly professionals at Day & Night Air.

1. It takes much longer than it should to cool off your home

Are you noticing that it’s taking longer to cool your home lately? It may be that you’re low on Freon. Remember, Freon is a refrigerant and its job is to absorb heat in the air. If you don’t have enough Freon in the air conditioning unit, it won’t work efficiently.

2. Your utility bills are higher than usual

Have you received a surprisingly high electricity bill recently? If your unit is running low on Freon, then your AC needs to work much harder and longer to cool your home. All the extra energy required to perform this extra work can cause a spike in electricity bills.

3. The air coming out of your vents isn’t cold

When the air conditioner is low on Freon, the air coming out of it isn’t going to be as cool as expected. In fact, it may be lukewarm or even warm. Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the air being emitted from the vent.

4. Ice has started to build up on your refrigerant line

Take a look at your AC unit and check to see if there is any ice building up on the copper line. If so, then you are likely low on Freon. When there isn’t enough refrigerant in the unit, the evaporator coil becomes much colder than it should be, causing the moisture on its line to freeze up. Give us a call right away as letting it linger can result in serious damage to your AC unit.

5. You hear loud or unusual noises coming from your unit

Refrigerant isn’t like gas – it doesn’t get used up. Units typically start running out of refrigerant when there is a leak. If you hear a hissing or bubbling sound, it may be the sound of refrigerant escaping.

Day & Night Air Conditioning

Are you concerned that your AC unit may be leaking Freon? Stop wondering and call Day & Night Air today. Our skilled technicians can provide a total maintenance tune-up to ensure your air conditioning system is in tip-top shape.