Kool Breeze of Northwest Florida, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Refrigerant Loss’

AC Care: Prep for the R-22 Phaseout

Monday, October 7th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

refrigerant-line-outside-acFirst off, you might be wondering what R-22 is. It’s refrigerant—the substance needed for your central air conditioner or heat pump to function at all. Perhaps you have a basic understanding of how refrigerant works, and you might have even had someone tell you that refrigerant needs to be refilled (called recharged in the HVAC industry) every once in a while.

First off, that’s not true—if your system is losing refrigerant, it means there is a leak in the line that has to be repaired before it can be recharged. In the ideal scenario, your AC system has enough refrigerant upon installation to last throughout its entire lifespan.

That brings us back to R-22. If your system is a decade old or older, chances are that it uses this type of refrigerant. And unfortunately, R-22 is being phased out. The reason is due to the harmful effects it has on the environment, so it’s for a good cause! But you may be in for an unpleasant surprise should your older AC need refrigerant. (more…)

Why Refrigerant Loss Calls for AC Repair

Monday, August 12th, 2019 by Tom Vatter

refrigerant-line-outside-acHas your handyman told you to refill the refrigerant on your air conditioner because it’s getting low?

Have you been looking online for ways to seal your refrigerant leak by yourself?

Well, aren’t we glad you found us! First off, your AC does not consume refrigerant, so if your system is low- there must be a leak somewhere. Not only that, but refrigerant leaks are a critical concern and should in no way be fixed by untrained hands.

If your system is low on refrigerant, our technicians can perform a refill—called a recharge, but this is only a band-aid on a deteriorating problem that could spell costly repairs for your AC in your future.

So, let’s start at step one. How can you tell that your AC is leaking refrigerant? (more…)

Is Your AC System Struggling Due to Refrigerant Loss?

Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Tom Vatter

ac-system-strugglingYour air conditioner isn’t cooling properly due to refrigerant loss, and you’ve been told that it simply needs to be recharged (refilled), even though you’ve had this service done previously. If you’ve found yourself in this scenario we have some news for you—refrigerant loss is not normal!

Your air conditioner or heat pump is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation that it should last through its entire lifespan, ideally. If you’re cooling system is losing refrigerant, then you have a leak that warrants a call for Destin, FL air conditioner repairs. The source of the leak must be found, the refrigerant recharged, and the damage fixed so that you don’t experience this problem again. (more…)