When you notice your house is warmer than it should be, even though your air conditioner is running, it can signal you have an AC refrigerant leak. If you suspect you have a leak, or if you need more freon added to your system to help your air conditioner keep your home cool and comfortable, call Mr. Air AC & Electrical for appointments in Pompano Beach, FL. We provide 24-hour emergency services.
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Signs You Have a Refrigerant Leak
Your air conditioner needs the right amount of refrigerant in it to properly cool your house. If you have a leak, you might notice some of the following symptoms:
- Loss of cooling power: Your system must work harder to cool your property as the refrigerant levels drop. If you notice a gradual change in the temperature in your home, it can signal a leak.
- Formation of ice or frost: If you notice ice or frost around the evaporator coil it can be a symptom of a leak. As refrigerant leaks out of your system and the charge drops too low, it can prevent the evaporator coil from absorbing heat to warm the cold refrigerant, leading to frost and ice.
- Hissing sounds: If you hear a hissing sound coming from your unit, it can signal a leak. Even a small, pin-needle-sized leak can cause a hissing sound.
If you notice these issues, call Mr. Air AC & Electrical to have our experts inspect your unit.
Why Professionals Need To Handle Refrigerant Leaks
When you spot moisture by your air conditioner, you might be tempted to clean it up yourself and find a YouTube video to learn how to patch the leak. However, this can be dangerous. You should hire a professional to handle the leak to make sure:
- The leak is located and sealed.
- The refrigerant is handled safely, as it can be dangerous to those who come into contact with it.
- The correct type of refrigerant is used to recharge your AC unit.
- The lines are filled with the correct amount of refrigerant.
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Main Causes of Refrigerant Leaks
While they can be a nuisance, refrigerant leaks can be common issues you encounter with your air conditioner. Some causes for the leaks can include:
- The formation of formic acid can come from the copper lines used to protect the lines.
- Vibrations in the air conditioning system.
- Weakening joints or connections.
To prevent these leaks you should have your AC unit professionally maintained and cleaned by our experts at Mr. Air AC & Electrical at least once a year.