How Can I Tell Whether My Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Gas Needs to Be Replaced?

How Can I Tell Whether My Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Gas Needs to Be Replaced?

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In general, you should not be concerned about the refrigerant gas in an air conditioner. They are designed to endure longer than your air conditioner. However, there may be a leak of the refrigerant in rare situations, and you will need to top it up. We’ll go over some of the most typical issues below:

Cool Air Isn’t Blowing Out of AC Vents: 

If your air conditioner is set to cool, but room temperature air is blowing out, you should check your refrigerant. This is, by far, the most prevalent issue. An AC refrigerant is necessary to provide cooling, and it would be unable to do so without one. There might be other reasons for such a problem, but a rapid shift from cold to room temperature air is a dead giveaway that your AC refrigerant is leaking.

Frozen Coils:

If you look inside your ductless indoor unit, you’ll notice a network of dark gold copper coils. Within these coils, refrigerant circulates to provide cooling. These coils seem quite chilly to the touch; however, they should not have frost on them in normal functioning. If you notice frost on the coils, there is a good possibility that the refrigerant is leaking.

Regular Maintenance: 

Having scheduled maintenance is preferable, especially at the start of a busy season. For air conditioners, this is immediately before the summer season begins. At this point, an experienced HVAC technician can detect an AC refrigerant leak and recommend corrective actions. Leaks can be caused by a variety of factors. It might be a manufacturing flaw that has manifested itself after extensive use, or it could be the result of damage sustained during use.

WESTRON® is a refrigerant supplier and offers an inclusive range of commercial, substitute, transitional, and long-term refrigerants. You can contact them for any maintenance or refrigerant gas change.

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