It’s a good thing we have central air conditioning systems to keep us cool as we see temperatures skyrocket into the 100’s here in the Vegas Valley. There are several components to your AC system that allow it to blow that blessed cool air out of the vents and into your home. One of them happens to be refrigerant; without it, you wouldn’t be feeling nearly as comfortable as you do. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about the refrigerant in your AC system and share some signs that your refrigerant levels may be low.
How Often Do You Need to Add Refrigerant to a Central Air Conditioning Unit?
Your central AC system should be completely sealed. Because of this fact, you shouldn’t ever have to have the refrigerant in your unit charged. If all works as it should, you should be able to count on that refrigerant lasting the life of the unit. If for some reason, you do need to have your lines charged, it means that there is a leak somewhere. It isn’t always cut and dry as a technician tries to find where the leak may be coming from. Without finding the source of the leak, you may have to get those lines charged every few months to keep your home cool. This can be bad for the environment and bad for your bank account.
Low AC Refrigerant Symptoms
It is important you get to the bottom of a refrigerant leak as soon as possible to avoid big problems with your unit. This is one of the reasons that it’s so important to get your AC system tuned up at least once a year. During these tune ups we are able to locate any potential problems that would include any refrigerant leaks. Some signs that could be present if you are dealing with low refrigerant levels include:
– If you are low on refrigerant, you won’t be able to get the temperature of your home down no matter how low you set the thermostat. Even if you have it set in the 60s, you may still have a home that is in the high 70s or 80s.
– You may notice that your AC system is able to cool the home off as the night gets closer, but it is unable to do it in the heat of the day.
– You check the indoor AC coil and notice that there is frost that has built up all over it.
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If you notice any of these signs when you are trying to run your AC system, it means that you have a problem that requires the help of Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning. When you rely on our highly qualified team, you know that you will get the best service out there. It is our goal to ensure you are comfortable no matter how hot it is outside. Call us today!