Your system is not supposed to lose refrigerant. This is a plain and simple fact that is often misunderstood. There are plenty of people who think the loss of refrigerant is normal because they think it is used up, similarly to a fuel. This could not be further from the truth.
Any loss of refrigerant is a sign that you need to schedule air conditioning repair in Jackson, MS with a professional technician. Loss of refrigerant is caused by a leak in your refrigerant line and needs to be found and fixed promptly. If a refirgerant leak isn’t repaired in short order, your system operation will only worsen.
How Refrigerant Leaks Happen
It is all too often that we find individuals who believe their refrigerant just needs to be topped off. The truth is if you are losing refrigerant, you have a leak that needs to be repaired. Refrigerant leaks do happen sometimes. They are usually the result of regular wear and tear on your air conditioner simply adding up and wearing down the refrigerant line. The development of a leak is not so much the issue as identifying and addressing it is.
Signs of a Refrigerant Leak
How do you know if you have a leak in your refrigerant line? Watch for these indicators:
- Poor cooling: First and foremost a lack of cool air is going to be a sign that your air conditioner is in trouble likely due to a refrigerant leak. Without the proper level of refrigerant your system won’t be able to cool the air effectively.
- Hissing or bubbling sounds: Hissing or bubbling noises are usually an indicator of a refrigerant leak. Pissing is a sign that there is a leak in the part of the line where the refrigerant is in gas form while bubbling indicates the leak is in the part of the line where it is in liquid form.
- Short cycling: A loss of refrigerant is going to make things much harder for your AC to do its job. This can lead to short cycling as it can cause your system to overheat. If your system starts to short cycle, it is best to schedule repairs and turn your system off.
- Ice build-up: You shouldn’t see ice in your air conditioner no matter what. Ice collecting on your evaporator coil indicates a refrigerant leak which makes it hard for your system to absorb enough heat to warm the coil.
Why Work With a Professional
Have you ever been told that your refrigerant just need to top off? If you have then you are working with someone who is not a professional. A trained professional would be the one to tell you that a loss of refrigerant is a sign of a bigger issue.
When you work with our team you can rest assured that we will always look for the core cause of your problem in order to repair it properly. Our professional technicians can provide quality service for every AC issue.
Contact AirSouth Cooling and Heating for your AC repair needs in the central Mississippi area.