Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Refrigerant Leak’

How to Detect a Refrigerant Leak (And Why It’s a Problem!)

Monday, August 5th, 2019

refrigerant-line-behind-air-conditionerThere are many problems out there that people see as “minor”… and it’s true, some are more relatively minor than others. But when it comes to your air conditioner, there’s no problem you just want to brush off without having a technician at least look at the system. A refrigerant leak is absolutely no exception.

Refrigerant is literally what makes your cooling system’s job possible.

And if you have reason to believe that you have a refrigerant leak in your AC system, then you need to schedule a service call right away. The longer you wait, the greater risk there is of serious damage occurring to your air conditioner—likely to your compressor, which is the heart of your cooling system. But how do you know you have a refrigerant leak?

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Believing This Common Myth Could Hurt Your Air Conditioner

Monday, March 20th, 2017

common-air-conditioner-mythHave you ever been told by an HVAC professional that your Freon—refrigerant—needs to be recharged on a regular basis? If so, you’ve been given false information. Your air conditioning system is supplied with enough refrigerant upon installation to ideally last throughout its entire lifespan.

So if you’re losing refrigerant then yes it needs to be refilled. But the source of the loss must be found and repaired so that you don’t continue to lose this fluid. Refrigerant leaks can lead to a number of problems for your cooling system. Taking care of a leak right away could help you avoid the worst of Highlands Ranch, CO air conditioning repairs.

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