Having an AC system that is running well is a top priority for many homes in Las Vegas. As we see the temperatures continue to increase into the 100’s, it is more important now than ever to have your AC system ready to take on the task of keeping your home cool. If you have noticed that your system isn’t keeping up with the task, there could be several causes, including low refrigerant. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about some of the signs that may be there if your AC system is low on refrigerant.
How Often Does Refrigerant Need to Be Recharged?
Without refrigerant, your AC system wouldn’t be able to keep your home cool with the sweltering weather than we experience here in the Vegas Valley. For most people, refrigerant will last as long as their AC system lasts. Since your AC system is a closed off system, there should be no need to replace the refrigerant ever unless you have a leak somewhere. If this is the case, you need to move to get it fixed so you can not only have a cool home, but to ensure your AC system is environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, it isn’t always very easy to find these leaks which will leave you getting the lines charged every few months, or replacing your unit all together.
Signs of Low Refrigerant
If you have low refrigerant levels, you are sure to know it. It is important that you catch this problem as soon as possible for a number of reasons. To ensure you aren’t leaking refrigerant anywhere, it is important that you have your unit properly maintained each year. During a thorough maintenance appointment, an HVAC professional will take a close look at your system and will be able to find a leak if there is one on your system. If you are concerned that you may have a refrigerant leak on your AC system, here are some of the biggest signs that indicate that is your problem.
– When you can’t get your home cool no matter how low you turn your thermostat, it is a big indicator that you have a refrigerant leak somewhere.
– You may notice that your home is cooler and your AC seems to be working at night but is unable to keep up with cooling your home during the day.
– When you take a closer look at your unit, you notice that the coils are covered in a layer of frost or ice.
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If you suspect that you have a refrigerant leak, or your AC system isn’t keep your home cool like it should, you can rely on the help of the professionals at Hal Mechanical to get to the bottom of the problem. Our reliable technicians are highly trained at dealing with AC issues of all shapes and sizes. Call us today!