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Check Your Refrigerant Charge

If your air conditioner is not working correctly it might be low on refrigerant. Air conditioners rely on refrigerant to work correctly—when this refrigerant (sometimes referred to as freon) is low or has run out altogether, you’ll need to charge your refrigerant to get your system working properly again.

To keep your home cool on the warmer days, it’s important to keep your refrigerant charged properly—your system will run more efficiently and will thereby lower your energy bills.

Contact Dynamic Air Services today to schedule an AC check-up to ensure that your refrigerant is fully charged and the other components of your air conditioning system are working properly.

What Happened to My Refrigerant?

In an ideal situation your refrigerant will last for the life of your air conditioning unit, however leaks can happen and this will cause the refrigerant gas to leak out. As the refrigerant levels decrease, you will notice the air produced by your air conditioning system is less cool. If the coolant becomes completely empty, your system will produce no cool air at all.

What Happens When There is a Refrigerant Leak?

There are a few signs that may be present if your system has a refrigerant leak. If you have noticed any of the following happening to your system, or in your home, you will want to call a professional.

  • If you have noticed your system is not running as efficiently as it usually does, it may be due to a refrigerant leek.
  • Low refrigerant can cause your condenser fan to produce lower temperatures, this is usually noticeable if there is a refrigerant leak.
  • If you look at the coils in your system and you notice ice, you will want to contact a HVAC specialist to have your refrigerant levels checked.
  • Leaks that produce a residue that is oily may indicate there is a leak in the refrigerant.
What is a Refrigerant Charge?

Your system will need to warm up before refrigerant is recharged. The compressor needs to remain running so that the air technician can be sure that there is an even charge. It is easy to overload a system when recharging refrigerant, a well-trained technician will be aware that they need to add refrigerant in small increments. Between each increment the system should run so that the pressure levels can be checked. Once the refrigerant has been restored to the correct level, your system should be working correctly without the initial issues arising again.

Air Conditioner Refrigerant Charging in Orange County, CA

If you feel like your refrigerant may be low, contact an expert HVAC team to have your refrigerant levels checked. Dynamic Air Services is a family-owned business that has been working in Orange County and surrounding areas for over 15 years. Our team of experts work hard to keep our customers satisfied at affordable prices.

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