Is there a hissing sound coming from your air conditioner? Is your unit running but your house isn’t cooling to the temperature set on the thermostat? These problems can signal a refrigerant leak. If you notice this or other symptoms of a leak, call Befort Plumbing & Heating for services in Aurora, CO. In business since 1957, our experts can safely repair the issue to get your unit up and running again. We are family-owned and operated.
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Signs You Have a Refrigerant Leak
Is there moisture pooling around your air conditioner? Don’t try to clean the substance yourself. Instead, call a professional to detect the problem and determine how to repair it. Some signs that can indicate it’s a refrigerant leak include:
- Your house is less cool:Your home isn’t reaching the desired temperature on your thermostat.
- Ice or frost on the evaporator coil: When the refrigerant level gets too low, the evaporator coil can no longer absorb heat to warm up the cold refrigerant. This can lead to moisture that can turn to ice or frost on the coil.
- Hissing sounds: Hissing sounds coming from the unit can signal a leak.
Why You Need a Professional To Repair Refrigerant Leaks
While there might be a lot of online how-to guides, and even videos, on how to repair refrigerant leaks, beware - these are not DIY repairs. You need an experienced professional to:
- Locate and repair the leak.
- Add high-quality refrigerant to properly fill the system. A professional will know what type to add for the best results.
- Ensure the right amount of refrigerant is added. Adding too much can damage the system and require a replacement.
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Causes of Refrigerant Leaks
Refrigerant leaks are common issues with AC units. Some causes of these problems can include:
- Formation of formic acid from the copper lines.
- Vibrations that cause lines to move, leading to potential leaks.
- Over time the wear and tear on your unit can cause the joints and connections to weaken.