Refrigerant is a necessary component of a properly functioning HVAC system. It can come in liquid or gas form but it serves one important function. Refrigerant absorbs the heat from the air and cools it to the required temperature in order to keep you comfortable. Without it, a cold AC wouldn’t exist! Since your comfort is our priority, Walker Plumbing, Heating & Air stays updated on all of the newest refrigerant technologies and options to ensure you stay up to code and your AC stays working like it should.
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What Causes Refrigerant Leaks
An air conditioner refrigerant leak has many negative side effects including raising the cost of your energy bills and a drop in the performance of your AC. Not only does this mean you’ll likely feel the negative side effects, it can also cost you money. Here are some common causes:
- Everyday wear & tear: The seals and valves that keep your refrigerant in can wear out causing leaks overtime. Rust is also an issue that could compromise the components containing the refrigerant.
- Pin holes: These holes in your tubing are caused by acids that naturally form. This can cause small holes to develop until the leak becomes large enough that you start to notice.
When to Call a Professional for Repair
Refrigerant leaks are usually an easy repair for HVAC professionals. We can easily identify the source of the leak and recharge the freon or refrigerant to get your AC back up and running. But how will you know if the problem is a leak or something else? Here are some things to consider:
- AC won’t cool or is at reduced cooling capability: refrigerant is responsible for cooling the air that circulates in your home. If you notice increased temperatures, this could be the culprit.
- Hissing sounds: Leaks usually find their way out through cracks or holes in the coils that circulate refrigerant. A hissing or gurgling noise could mean trouble.
- Frozen coils: If there isn’t enough refrigerant circulating, your AC will absorb less heat. This leads to frozen coils.
Your air handler transports air into your home. If you have an issue, contact us for air handler repair.
Why Choose Us
Working with Walker Plumbing, Heating & Air ensures that you’ll have a hassle-free experience from the time you pick up the phone to the time your service is complete. We answer your calls so that we can assess your needs and strive to get a technician out to your home as soon as possible. Your comfort is our top concern so when you’re dealing with a malfunction, we do our best to get you back to enjoying your home as soon as possible. You can expect
- Straightforward pricing
- Expert, licensed technicians
- Quality service
- Same day and emergency services