Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

The weather is uncompromising in this part of the country during the summer season. With temperatures already regularly topping 80°, it should come as no surprise to hear that getting a great performance from your home cooling system should be one of your top priorities. Hopefully you’ve kept your system well-maintained over time with routine, yearly maintenance services. Even if this is the case, though, you are going to run into operational problems of some kind eventually. Refrigerant leaks can be among the most problematic of these problems, especially if they are not diagnosed and resolved in a timely manner. Review the following information, and schedule professional air conditioning repairs in Phoenix, AZ the moment that you suspect a refrigerant leak in your system.

Is Your System Underperforming?

Have you noticed that your once-reliable air conditioner is now unable to cool your entire home in a successful and effective manner? If so, it may be due to low refrigerant levels. Refrigerant acts as a heat transfer liquid, condensing and expanding as it vents and absorbs heat throughout its cycle. If there is not enough refrigerant in your air conditioning system, your AC is not going to be able to cool your home successfully. Because refrigerant is not consumed by the system, low levels mean either an improper charge to begin with, or that a leak has developed.

Does It Have Ice On It?

Your air conditioner should not ice over. Yes, its job is to cool your home, but ice is not a sign that it is doing this job very well. Instead, it indicates that the system is not able to absorb sufficient amounts of heat due to a refrigerant leak. If you see ice on your coils or refrigerant lines, give us a call right away.

Is It Hissing At You?

An air conditioner does not have to have refrigerant pouring out of it in order to be in need of repairs. Even very small leaks can cause serious trouble. If you hear a hissing sound coming from your AC cabinets, it could be due to refrigerant being expelled from a very small leak.

Schedule your AC repairs with the pros at Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning.