The air conditioner is necessary to keep the home comfortable during the warm season. Unfortunately, the air conditioner is often taken for granted until it is not working efficiently or at all. When the warm air creeps in and the humidity builds, that is when people realize how important the air conditioner really is. With routine maintenance and proper care, you can avoid many issues, but even with vigilance, the air conditioner can still wear over time and require repairs. Today, we at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing would like to share issues with the refrigerant.
Function of Refrigerant in Central Air Conditioning System
Aside from the air conditioner completely shutting down, you can typically decipher if the air conditioner is having problems with different sounds, smells, uneven temperatures, and other problems generally manifest. One of the common problems that an air conditioner’s face is having a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is a key ingredient to keep the home cool. It is a chemical that is continuously cycles to remove the heat from the air, leaving the indoor air cool. The evaporator coil is housed in the indoor unit of your air conditioner, along with the refrigerant, fittingly enough, evaporates in your system. As mentioned, as it operates, the heat draws out of the air. While the warmed air refrigerant is sent to the outdoor unit, the cooled air is redistributed throughout your home throughout the air ducts. Within the condenser, the refrigerant is condensed and releases its heat that is dispersed outside with the help of the fans of the outdoor unit.
Symptoms of Low Freon or Other Refrigerant in Central Air Conditioner
The overall cooling capacity of your air conditioning system is impeded when the refrigerant low. With a specific refrigerant level, called its charge the cooling systems are designed to work. It is never a normal thing for a unit to have low refrigerant. Refrigerant is not a chemical that is consumed up like gas or oil, it continues to be cycled on a loop. When the refrigerant is low, it either is because it was not fully charged at the time the unit was installed, or the more likely scenario, there is a refrigerant leak somewhere. No matter the cause, a professional will need to be involved to resolve the issue. Only licensed professionals are authorized to handle refrigerant and as expensive as it is, you will want a certified specialist to ensure the leak is properly detected and repaired before the unit is recharged. As mentioned, when there is too little refrigerant, there is a strain on the cooling system, the energy efficiency is significantly is reduced, and ice develops on the coil, which leads to serious problems as the issue continues to go unaddressed.
Central Air Conditioning System Inspections, Troubleshooting, Diagnosis, Emergency Repairs, Replacements & More in Bedford Hills, Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
If you suspect that your system has a refrigerant leak in the Greater New York area, call in qualified experts at Agape Air Conditioning, Heating, & Plumbing and let us find the leaks, make the repairs, and refill (or recharge) the refrigerant. We will ensure the repairs are done effectively and the unit’s refrigerant is charged specific to the type of unit you have in you New York home. Contact us today!