Common AC Repairs
Low Refrigerant or Freon
When your air conditioner works mostly by itself, you may not notice common problems until they become a really big issue. Since the refrigerant travels into your home and back outside on a regular basis, you might not realize that you have a leak until the system stops functioning. Here are some signs you can watch for, and a few reasons you want the AC Repair Bradenton homeowners trust to take care of it.
Signs You Need a Refrigerant Recharge
Unlike condensation, refrigerant does not evaporate over time. This means that if you need a refrigerant recharge, you probably have a leak. Refrigerant is a toxic substance that you should not handle or try to fix as a homeowner. There are several ways your system may try to alert you to low refrigerant, but most people notice these first:
- warm air coming from the vents while the AC is on
- ineffective cooling
- ice buildup on the exterior unit
- oil stains surrounding the exterior unit
If you stand outside while your AC is on, you might hear a hissing sound near the line to identify the location of at least one leak. This may be more difficult to observe, but is certainly a clear sign that you need AC repair.
Low refrigerant causes poor output and can even damage your entire system as a result. Repairing leaks and recharging refrigerant is usually less expensive than replacement, so it is better to manage it as soon as you notice one of these symptoms.
Choose AC Repair in Bradenton
Although you can buy a refrigerant recharge kit at many stores, there are several reasons to avoid doing this. You should keep in mind that adding new refrigerant addresses the symptoms but not the cause, which requires the leaks to be sealed. Even if you find one leak in the line, there may be more. Remember that handling refrigerant can be dangerous for someone without experience, so this task is something that you need to hire a technician to fix as quickly as possible.
Additionally, you must use the correct type of refrigerant. Production of Freon, also called r-22, was phased out years ago. AC systems sold in the past 10 years typically use r-410a. You need to have a professional identify the right one to use for your air conditioner, and recharge it appropriately. This will help ensure that you get the most from your system, including a longer lifespan.
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