Air Conditioner Repair Tip 3: Why Your Refrigerant is Low
Living in Phoenix demands a high-quality air conditioning system in your home. It gets extremely hot, and the heat tends to stick around for a good portion of the year. While investing in a good air conditioning system and scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance can help keep your air conditioner as dependable as possible, you cannot expect your air conditioner to operate without issue indefinitely. There are a number of different things that can go wrong with your air conditioner, and eventually one of them will.
Here is some information about why your AC may be low on refrigerant from the Phoenix air conditioning repair technicians at Goettl Good Guys.
It is important to remember that your air conditioning system does not consume refrigerant. Rather, your AC recycles refrigerant over and over. This means that there are only a few reasons why it should be low on refrigerant. The first, and least problematic, is technician error. It is possible that your refrigerant was not properly charged at the installation of your system. This can be a real problem, as your air conditioner relies on refrigerant in order to cool your home properly. If enough refrigerant was not added at the outset, you may be getting a subpar air conditioning performance without even realizing it.
If you have recently had any work done on your air conditioning system and are noticing problems such as coils freezing up or any other issues that improper refrigerant levels can lead to, it is possible that some refrigerant was lost during service. This is just one of the many reasons why it is so important that a qualified AC technician service your system. There are too many variables to consider when it comes to having your air conditioner serviced.
The other possibility is that you have sprung a refrigerant leak. This is entirely plausible, and not very infrequent. Air conditioning parts are made to last, but not forever. If your AC is underperforming or you have problems with your system icing up, give us a call. We will find the source of any existing refrigerant leaks and will resolve the problem completely.
If you think your refrigerant is low, do not hesitate to schedule service. This can cause serious problems, and environmental harm, if left unaddressed. Contact the Phoenix air conditioning repair technicians at Goettl Good Guys today to learn more.