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Do I Have a Refrigerant Leak?

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The quick answer to the question posed in the title of this blog is: hopefully not. Unfortunately, there is no way in which to guarantee that you will never run into a refrigerant leak with your home cooling system. Because this can be one of the most serious, most potentially damaging problems that you could encounter with your air conditioning system, it is important that you have it resolved promptly. We have some tips to help you recognize the signs of a refrigerant leak.

It is important to remember that your air conditioner does not actually consume refrigerant in the way that a car consumes gasoline. Refrigerant is instead cycled through the system over and over again, and its evaporation in the evaporator coil — and condensing in the condenser coil — is what allows for the cooling process in the first place. If your system is low on refrigerant, you have a leak in your air conditioner in Summerlin, NV.

Is Your System Blowing Warm Air?

If so, it could definitely be low on refrigerant. Refrigerant is a heat transfer fluid and, as mentioned above, evaporating and condensing that fluid is the way in which your system is able to cool the air in your home. As the refrigerant evaporates, it draws heat out of the air. As it condenses outdoors, it sheds this heat to start the cycle over again. Low refrigerant means that your system is not going to be able to pull as much heat as it should out of the air surrounding the coil. Warm air coming from the vents is the result.

Is Your System Starting Up and Cycling Down Frequently?

Your air conditioner should not really be running in short bursts. When properly sized and charged with refrigerant, the system should run in pretty even, full cycles. If the system is starting up, running only very briefly, and then shutting back down again, that could mean that it is overheating. There are different reasons as to why the system may overheat, and low refrigerant is definitely one of them. Low refrigerant can also lead to another problem, which can also result in short cycling.

Is Your System Icing Over?

We talked about this issue in our last post. If your air conditioner is icing up at the coil or on the refrigerant lines, then low refrigerant is a very likely culprit. Ice on the evaporator coil is even more of a problem, because this ice creates an insulating layer on the coil that only serves to make it even more difficult for your system to absorb heat from the air passing over it. That means that the system is going to struggle, it will incur unnecessary wear and tear, and you will be paying more for a weaker performance from your air conditioner — at least until it breaks down on you completely.

We’ve had an incredibly busy season so far this summer, and the heat is not going away any time soon. Let Goettl Air Conditioning keep your system up and running properly. 

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say About Us

Alyssa MergeleAlyssa Mergele
16:27 18 May 24
Thank you Matthew Lopez for your AMAZING service on repairing our Central air unit. I appreciate your time and patience and overall being completely thorough on your service! Definitely will recommend.
William KincaidWilliam Kincaid
16:06 18 May 24
Jason and Aiden did a great job with the pressure value install great customer service, explained everything that was done and got the job done in just a couple hours which I thought would take longer. Thanks for all the hard work.
Jai WinnJai Winn
14:46 18 May 24
Great guy and on time! Very helpful and polite!
Edward Wolf IIIEdward Wolf III
13:03 18 May 24
Darean and the rest of the Goettl company were all very professional and courteous. Darean explained everything clearly and got the job done. Thanks!
Damaris SchrumDamaris Schrum
17:43 16 May 24
William was absolutely delightful and knowledgeable. He was able to help and explain further needs.
Pat LanfordPat Lanford
17:14 16 May 24
Jesus and Darrell are excellent technicians for my scheduled service. Very polite and knowledgeable. They explained everything in a way I can understand. Outstanding service!
Bailey CrippenBailey Crippen
15:01 16 May 24
tracie heintracie hein
14:31 16 May 24
Rudy and Chris came out and found our leak. Highly professional and extremely skilled. Thanks for doing a good job.
albert cruzalbert cruz
17:54 08 May 24
Abdiel is a very good representative very good with us
Richard EdisonRichard Edison
17:52 08 May 24
Richard Wenzlaff came to fix our clogged drains and was very polite and professional and quickly fixed us right up. No issues and would highly recommend Goettl to anyone!
Tracy TuckerTracy Tucker
17:38 08 May 24
Jeremy arrived early, well groomed, professional. Explained everything to my satisfaction. Quick service, repeat customer for. my 2nd home. A trusted company.
RA CookeRA Cooke
16:50 08 May 24
Rudy and Chris were very helpful, professional and courteous. My only issue was with the scheduling. Our window was 9a-11a. We received text at 8:30a stating technician was enroute so I rushed to property. Tech arrived almost 11:30 after we were given new window of 11-1. This should be no reflection on Rudy and Chris.
Bernarr BrownridgeBernarr Brownridge
17:50 06 May 24
Jehad on time and very knowledgeableExcellent worker with excellent job.
TC ZieglerTC Ziegler
15:48 06 May 24
B GB G
15:40 06 May 24
Rudy and Chris and did a great job. They quickly assessed the problem the with the hot water heater. Rudy got me in touch with the office to get a plan for a new system to be installed today. Excellent service from and Chris. They deserved a 5-Star rating.
Fred ReuterFred Reuter
09:47 06 May 24
Doug Rivera was polite and professional. He did an excellent job and cleaned up after the job was completed. Outstanding job.
Argeall DurhamArgeall Durham
16:16 05 May 24
My A/C tech was phenomenal! Did an excellent job on my unit. Great conversation and knowledge on the unit. Definitely recommend others for his services.
Anthony JohnsonAnthony Johnson
17:19 28 Apr 24
Jay did an excellent job. Highly-qualified and recommended. Very pleased with the service preformed did a great job. I will be getting some worked done on the duct work he found problems with. I am very pleased with him being so thorough identifying the prob.
Rebekah YanaseRebekah Yanase
16:51 28 Apr 24
Carlos was kind and honest about work needing to be done to my house. I’ll change my rating if I’m disappointed with their work but so far doing business has been easy and stress free with them.
Ryan HauserRyan Hauser
16:38 28 Apr 24
Jesus Gloria Rocked it on a Sunday in the rain!
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