In order to understand the dangers of something, you first have to have a good grasp on what it is to begin with. So, with that being said…
In essence, refrigerant is the fuel for your air conditioning system. It is a chemical blend that has the ability to switch from a liquid to a gaseous state, making rapid heat absorption and release a possibility. It’s through refrigerant that heat is able to be absorbed and transported outside and away from your home, leaving the space cool, refreshed and comfortable.
Unlike most fuels however, refrigerant is not used up, but recycled over and over. Through evaporation and condensation, refrigerant has the ability to perform its job, while still maintaining its original levels… unless of course, a leak occurs.
Aside from your unit blowing warm air and being unable to perform up to par, there are two common issues that can indicate a refrigerant issue is present:
If you suspect your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant — don’t wait! Turn it off right away and put in a call to your local HVAC pros. We promise, you’ll be happy that you did!
Tyler Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service heating and cooling contractor serving Fairfield County, New Haven County, and the surrounding areas. For more information on our air conditioner and installation services, call 203-378-4700 or request a service appointment online today.