If you have a problem with your AC unit, but you can’t find the source of the defect, chances are that the refrigerant is leaking. A refrigerant leak affects your system’s cooling ability, and you need professional help to restore the unit’s functionality. You need Go Green Express Home Services.
We offer reliable AC refrigerant leak repair and freon replacement services in Newburgh, NY. Our certified technicians have all the necessary skills and experience to provide you with complete customer satisfaction.
If you want to prevent other defects, learn more about our AC maintenance service.
What Does Refrigerant Do?
Refrigerant is gas under pressure inside your air conditioner’s evaporator coils. As air passes over the coils, the pressurized refrigerant inside the evaporator coils cools the air down. Then, the air handler’s blower distributes the cold air throughout your home. As time goes by, the gas will deplete. It can also leak from the evaporator coils.
One of the most common refrigerants is freon, a chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). Most manufacturers stopped using freon as a refrigerant because of health hazards. However, if your unit is older than twenty years, you need a professional freon recharge to ensure your safety.
Common Causes of a Refrigerant Leak
There are various causes of refrigerant leaks, and many of them are preventable. A refrigerant leak can be the result of:
- Manufacturing defects
- System punctures
- Installation defects
- Improper system maintenance
Poor maintenance is one of the most common causes of a coil leak. Just like any other AC component, an evaporator coil is susceptible to wear and tear. With a professional routine maintenance service, you can prevent deterioration that causes air conditioner refrigerant leaks.
At Go Green Express Home Services in Newburgh, we offer professional leak repair and freon recharge services to keep your unit up and running. Before carrying out a leak repair, we will conduct a thorough assessment of your system to ensure that a repair is indeed the most cost-effective option available.
With routine evaporator coil services, you can prevent refrigerant leaks and optimize your system’s efficiency.
Signs That You Need a Refrigerant Repair
A central air conditioning unit is a complex system, and it is not always possible to know that your system is defective. However, several signs indicate a refrigerant leak:
- The air coming from your unit’s vents is warm.
- Frequent cycling and fluctuation of your indoor temperatures.
- A sudden increase in your monthly utility bill.
- Strange noises coming from your air conditioning unit.
- The evaporator coils freeze.
If you notice any of the above signs, your unit needs professional assistance as soon as possible.