Indicators of a Refrigerant Leak

Indicators of a Refrigerant Leak

Refrigerant leaks are one of the most common heating and air conditioning repair services we handle.  Some people fear that a refrigerant leak translates into AC replacement.  This is not always the case, as we can often repair most refrigerant leaks, especially when caught early.  Catching a refrigerant leak early means knowing the most common indicators and signs:

  1. High indoor humidity – If your indoor humidity is high, it is time to consider calling an air conditioning services Refrigerant leaks can negatively affect the dehumidifying capabilities of the system, thus resulting in high indoor humidity levels.
  2. Increased electric bill – Refrigerant leaks cause your unit to work harder, often resulting in higher electric bills. If you notice a spike in electricity, call an HVAC company to inspect your system.
  3. Poor and/or long cooling cycles – If your HVAC system cannot keep up with the heat and/or you notice it runs longer than normal, a refrigerant leak is generally the culprit.
  4. Evaporator coil ice – A telltale sign of a refrigerant leak is ice on the evaporator coils. If you see ice, call a heating and air conditioning repair professional right away.

Refrigerant leak repairs performed by a qualified heating AC professional can get your HVAC unit back to performing as expected.  Bluesky checks for refrigerant leaks during all preventative maintenance.  And, it is generally the first area we examine any time we are called out for heating and air conditioning repair.

If you are experiencing any of the issues listed above, give Bluesky a call today.  Waiting until the problem gets worse could result in larger repairs and/or even AC replacement in extreme cases.

 

 

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