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What Can Low Refrigerant Do to My AC System?

In the realm of air conditioning repair, Catalina AZ residents know better than to take chances. The Tucson area is as hot as they come in the summertime, and a malfunctioning air conditioner is the last thing you want when the mercury rises into the triple digits. It pays to understand how normal issues can affect your air conditioner, and what a service technician can do to correct the issue. Take the question of low refrigerant: the gas which helps facilitate the cooling process. So, “What can low refrigerant do to my AC system?” you ask. As it turns out, quite a bit.

Your air conditioner depends on refrigerant being at a specific level matching its make and model. When leaks spring up and refrigerant levels drop, the cycle of cooling the air is disrupted. Specifically, the evaporator coils – which need a certain amount of refrigerant in order to cool the surrounding air – can’t function the way they should. The air takes longer to cool – a problem in and of itself – and ice will form on the surface. This further prevents the coils from doing their job. Moreover, it introduces water into the system when the ice warms up. A drip pan is usually in place to collect condensate, but it may become clogged and overloaded with the extra moisture. The leaking water can cause further damage to any number of components, eventually necessitating significant repairs.

Simply cleaning the frost off won’t solve the problem. The low refrigerant levels are unchanged, which means the frost will simply build up again. You need a service technician to hunt down the source of the leak and seal it, then recharge the refrigerant levels to their optimum status.

Refrigerant is a key component in your AC system, and you need to keep it at optimum levels. If you ask “what can low refrigerant do to my air conditioning system?”, you’ve taken the first step to getting the problem corrected. Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson offers air conditioning repair in Catalina, AZ, and we have solid maintenance plans set up for your convenience. Call us today to set up an appointment.


What Our Customers Say About Us

Stephanie VegaStephanie Vega
17:23 15 Jun 24
Andrew was great and knowledgeable!!
Ferlyn MallariFerlyn Mallari
17:19 15 Jun 24
The company was very quick to respond. They came in the same day and got our AC fixed within an hour! Our tech Matthew Lopez was great at walking us through the whole process. Also had great customer service! Definitely would recommend!!
George RuizGeorge Ruiz
17:14 15 Jun 24
Frank Soto was on time and very professional. I was given a couple of options on how to correct the plumbing issue and the leak was fixed within a couple of hours. Very happy
Kirk MattiodaKirk Mattioda
13:58 15 Jun 24
Nacho, our Tech performed a check on our newly installed HVAC sys. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and approachable. He answered all questions my wife and I had and provided some good tips for system longevity. Good on the Goettl company for hiring Superstars like Nacho!
Monica FernandezMonica Fernandez
17:03 07 Jun 24
Daniel Castillo explained everything throughly and the process of what I needed. He was able to explain in detail why I had been having constant issues and how to best resolve this. Really happy with his service, overall knowledge and ability to help us understand great rep, and customer support when I would call in.
Lee RiesLee Ries
13:05 07 Jun 24
02:41 07 Jun 24
Technician was very good. Answered all my questions and was very patient.
00:39 07 Jun 24
Matthew did an amazing job ! He was very fast and super helpful. I highly recommend getting services through Goettl !
Rebecca GarzaRebecca Garza
16:43 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez’s service was top notch!! Quick and very attentive. He was thorough and explained everything that was taking place. I will always refer to Goettle for my AC needs and ask for Matthew!
Enrique SaucedaEnrique Sauceda
16:39 05 Jun 24
Matthew Lopez was our tech and he had the absolute best manners and great work ethic. Clear as could be with issues and repairs, couldn’t ask for a better tech!!!
Melissa AhumadaMelissa Ahumada
01:12 05 Jun 24
Husan “Sam” was knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful when providing our AC maintenance care. He was very thorough in his inspection of our equipment and responded to my questions in a candid and professional manner.
Payton Bolden (Beau)Payton Bolden (Beau)
00:42 05 Jun 24
Goettl has been my choice of A/C and plumbing even before becoming Goettl. Have always gotten excellent service at reasonable prices. They will continue to be my “go to” guys.
Yvette DowdyYvette Dowdy
00:37 05 Jun 24
Very nice and prompt, found the problem.
greg turnergreg turner
17:44 28 May 24
Great service. Miguel B did a great job and took the time to discuss everything with me.
Jason JohnsonJason Johnson
15:56 28 May 24
Amy HallAmy Hall
15:46 28 May 24
Absolutely fantastic! Our AC unit went out unexpectedly. We called Goettl and they were here so quickly. The technician immediately knew what was wrong, didn’t try to upsell sell on anything and fixed the problem within a few minutes. Will absolutely call them again. I was super impressed by the responsiveness and professionalism of Josue.
William ColemanWilliam Coleman
15:29 28 May 24
Jehad was awesome! Fast and found the problem right awesome. I appreciate the service.
Tyler BoydTyler Boyd
15:19 28 May 24
Came home from work to an 85 degree house and a broken AC. Called at 0800 and they sent Matt Lopez out by 0915. He quickly diagnosed the issue and gave me the news that no one wants to hear, it needed replaced. He was extremely professional and kind with this news and assured me that we could figure this out. He called Tony Vizzone who helped get together estimates and drop the price to something that I was able to afford. Matt and Tony made this awful experience bearable and I can’t thank them enough for all that they have done for myself and the community. I’m a customer for life now!
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17:15 26 May 24
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