Signs Your Air Conditioner Has Low Refrigerant
Here at Fahrhall Home Comfort, we try to do our best to keep you informed regarding the care of your HVAC unit. As such, we try to inform you about issues your unit may be facing that require service immediately. An example of this type of issue that is a serious problem for your system is low refrigerant in your air conditioner.
If you don’t know what refrigerant is, it has a huge impact on your air conditioner’s air quality. It effectively cools the air before it’s blown into your home. Low refrigerant is not a problem that your air conditioner should go through with wear and tear of the unit because the refrigerant line is supposed to be sealed at all times, but leaks can happen more often than you’d think.
If your refrigerant is running low, that means you have a significant leak and it needs to be seen and repaired as soon as possible to avoid any further damage to your unit.
Today we have some of the most common signs of an air conditioner experiencing low refrigerant. If you feel that these apply to your system, contact a professional as soon as possible to schedule a repair appointment:
- Your Home Feels Warmer
You’ll start noticing no matter how low you set your thermostat your home stays uncomfortably warm.
- Your Vents Aren’t Blowing Air that is Cool Enough
Checking the vents in your home is another thing you’ll notice pretty quickly. If your vent is blowing warm air, your refrigerant could be running low.
- You’re Receiving Higher Utility Bills
Have you been paying more than you’re used to? The reason could be low refrigerant; your air conditioner is working much harder than it’s used to, trying to cool your home.
- When You Check Your Refrigerant Line, it’s Iced Over
This is a definitive warning that your air conditioner has a serious issue with low refrigerant. The tube running from outside of your unit to your home is the refrigerant line, and if it is iced over, it implies that your unit’s evaporator coil is getting too cold. This is forcing the refrigerant to flow back on its line and freeze the surrounding moisture on the outside of the tube, resulting in the ice you see.
- You Hear a Strange Noise Coming from the Refrigerant Line
The leak may not be big enough for you to hear a sort of hissing noise, however, start listening closely. If you hear anything out of the ordinary then contact a professional as soon as possible.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists are more than happy to assist in any of your HVAC service needs, including the issue of low refrigerant. We continue to provide customers reliable heating, cooling, plumbing and air quality service and installation to residential customers in Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas. To guarantee you the best possible service or installation experience, all of our technicians are certified and trained professionals.
If you’re worried about low refrigerant, or any other HVAC issue, schedule a service appointment with us today to have one of our professionals take a look and repair the problem, we’re happy to help!