Air conditioners can develop all kinds of problems over the course of their lives, but few of them are as potentially damaging as the refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is the core of the air conditioner, without which it would not be able to function properly. An air conditioner recycles refrigerant back and forth through the system during operation, but it does not consume it. So, a leak in the system will cause some serious problems if it isn’t dealt with right away. Read on for some of the more common signs that your air conditioner is leaking refrigerant.
Loss of Output
Your air conditioner cools your home by evaporating refrigerant to absorb heat from the air in your ducts, then condensing it in the outside unit to release the collected heat. The less refrigerant is available for the system to use, the less heat the air conditioner will be able to move at once. A leak in the refrigerant line will cause the output of the system to drop over time, as the fluid it siphoned from it. If your air conditioner is experiencing a loss of output, you should have a professional look at it right away.
Most leaks in the refrigerant line of an air conditioner are quite small, but if left alone for long enough they can still cause quite a bit of damage. As the refrigerant is drained from the air conditioner, air bubbles will start to form in the refrigerant line. This will cause the system to generate hissing/bubbling noises during operation. If you hear this sound, you should turn your system off and call for repairs as soon as possible.
Climate Masters offers a full range of air conditioner repair services throughout Hastings, FL. Call today for an appointment with one of our expert HVAC technicians.