Air conditioning refrigerant is a special fluid that your AC system uses to cool your Abbeville, LA, home. The fluid levels may decrease due to leakages. Here’s how you can tell your refrigerant is low:
High Energy Bills
The refrigerant operates in a closed loop and moves between the evaporator and condenser coils while cooling your home. If the refrigerant levels are low, your AC system won’t be able to carry out the heat exchange process efficiently.
It’ll have to work longer to get your indoor temperature to the level you set on the thermostat. Working for long hours means more electricity consumption.
AC System Blows Warm Air
Multiple issues can cause your AC system to blow warm air, and a low refrigerant level is one of them. Your air conditioner will blow warm air due to its inability to absorb the heat. One way to tell whether your system is blowing warm air is by placing your hand close to your vents.
Air Conditioner Produces a Hissing Sound
Unusual sounds you have never heard from your system communicate something. The sounds may indicate your system is running abnormally and something is wrong. A leaking refrigerant might cause your unit to produce a hissing sound.
Refrigerant leaks are harmful to you, your family and the environment. If you detect your air conditioning system is leaking fluid, consider having a service technician check the unit and conduct the necessary AC repairs.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
If there’s ice on your cooling coils, the refrigerant levels could be low. The refrigerant’s temperature may drop when its levels reduce. The lowered temperature causes the evaporator coil to freeze.
If you suspect your refrigerant levels have dropped, contact Desormeaux’s Heating & Air Conditioning for high-level air conditioning services. Our satisfaction comes from ensuring our clients are always comfortable.
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