The refrigerant cycle is carried out between the indoor and outdoor air conditioner units, expanding and compressing in the process. You shouldn’t have to replace refrigerant or even top it up because it is never out.
If a refrigerant leak occurs there’s not enough of it to absorb heat. This is why you’ll see a decrease in the temperature of cool air.
There are several methods to recognize a leak in refrigerant:
- There will be a sound that sounds like a hissing noise when the air conditioning is turned on.
- The air conditioner in your air conditioner has stopped working.
- There will be ice buildup on the air conditioning.
- If the air conditioner is still producing cold air, it’ll take a prolonged time in cooling your residence, which will cause your air conditioner to work for longer periods of duration.
If you spot an issue or suspect that you may have one, but don’t know which direction to go make sure to put your air conditioner off immediately and contact us.
Important If you have a leak in your refrigerant, it is not advisable to repair it yourself. This repair requires special training and should be left to experts.