Anything that disrupts your central AC system during the summer is frustrating. With the brutal heat of Las Vegas, it can leave you scrambling to get any problem fixed as soon as possible. Part of a quick repair is knowing what you are dealing with in the first place. A common AC problem that we often run into is refrigerant leaks. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about some of the signs that are often present when you are dealing with a refrigerant leak.
Common Symptoms of Refrigerant Leaks in an Air Conditioning System?
If you are like most people, you don’t realize that the refrigerant in your AC isn’t something you run out of. The refrigerant that helps cool the air in your home is kept in a closed system. This means that unless you have a refrigerant leak, you should never have to touch the refrigerant. Unfortunately, refrigerant leaks are a common problem as your system gets older. Here are some of the signs that you will notice if you have a refrigerant leak on your hands.
– Strange AC Sounds: You could hear strange sounds if you have a refrigerant leak. There are two that are most common, hissing and bubbling. Hissing happens when gases are leaking from those high-pressure lines filled with refrigerant. Bubbling is a noise that you may notice as air makes its way into the lines and comes in contact with the refrigerant.
– Frozen AC Coils: Sometimes, when you look at your AC and find that it is covered in ice, even though it’s over 100 degrees outside it can be a sign that you have a refrigerant leak as well.
– Warm Air: You don’t want to feel anything other than cold air flowing from the vents in your home. When you notice that the air coming out of your vents is warm, one of the reasons you may be feeling it is a refrigerant leak. The less refrigerant you have left in the system, the warmer the air coming out of your vents will be.
– High Energy Bills: No one wants to pay more than they have to in order to keep their home cool during the summer. When the refrigerant levels in your AC system are low, you will notice that your energy bills will start to creep higher and higher as your system works harder and harder to get the job done.
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If you have a refrigerant leak, you are most definitely going to need the help of the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. Just because you may have a refrigerant leak, it doesn’t mean you have to replace your entire system. You can trust us to come and inspect the issue and give you our trustworthy recommendation as to whether you would be better off with a repair or replacement. Call us today!