Air Not Sufficiently Cooled
Your air conditioner doesn’t really actively cool air in your home when it operates; instead, it uses refrigerant in order to facilitate the heat transfer process. The refrigerant absorbs heat from the air in your home, and the resulting cooled air is redistributed throughout your living space. Of course, less refrigerant in the system means less heat removal, leaving your AC to blow lukewarm air throughout your house. If you hope to cool your home effectively, it is absolutely necessary that your system has the right amount of refrigerant within.
Increased Operating Costs
We are guessing that you aren’t crazy about the idea of spending more money on a weaker performance from your air conditioning system, but that is precisely what you’ll find yourself doing if you do not have the right amount of refrigerant in your air conditioning system. Because your system is not functioning as effectively as it ought to, it will run more in an effort to sufficiently cool your home. In doing so, it will use more electricity than it should have to when cooling your home.
This is a major concern, so take note. You may be able to convince yourself that you can deal with subpar cooling or increased operating costs for the time being. However, you really don’t want your compressor to fail, which it will, because of overheating due to low refrigerant levels. If your compressor should break down entirely, you had better hope you have room in your budget for a costly replacement. Of course, you could also just dial our number to schedule AC repairs when you notice the signs of low refrigerant in the first place.