For most homeowners, you have little knowledge of how your air conditioner works outside of the fact that it cools your home quickly and keeps you comfortable. While there are plenty of moving parts inside your AC, one that can have the biggest impact on your comfort, are the coils and the refrigerant they house. If you’re noticing fluctuations in your home’s temperature, your AC struggles to keep cool, or things just aren't as cool as they used to be, our expert staff is here to help. At Cooper's Plumbing & Air we offer AC refrigerant leak repair, and can get your air conditioner cooling again in no time!
Are your refrigerant issues stemming from the evaporator coils? We offer cleaning, repair, and replacement solutions as well.
What Is AC Refrigerant?
Air conditioner refrigerant is the gas that’s used to cool the air entering your home. It’s housed and compressed inside the evaporator coils, and then used to cool the air as it passes through your air handler. While these gasses can last for years inside your air conditioner, over time it evaporates, eventually leading to the need for a recharge.
AC refrigerant is a delicate material and must be handled with care. Our air conditioning contractors can help check your levels and replace any refrigerant that has leaked out of your system.
Signs You Have a Leak
Anytime your air conditioner is not working properly, you’re going to need an immediate repair. Refrigeration issues are a common cause for concern. Some of the easy warning signs you can look out for include:
- Frozen evaporator coils
- Fluctuating air temperatures
- No cold air
- Higher than usual energy bills
- Water puddles under the HVAC system
- AC blows hot air
Because your refrigerant is what produces the cold air in your home, anytime the air is warm or blowing hot, chances are it can be attributed to low refrigerant levels. In many cases, this can be solved with a simple recharge, but our technicians also take the time to determine whether a leak was the cause of the problem.
If your AC issues are not caused by low refrigerant levels, we also offer expert AC repairs to get to the bottom of your cooling issues.
Common Causes of Air Conditioner Refrigerant Leaks
Having an air conditioner that leaks will not just run your up your energy bill, it can also wreak havoc on your home comfort. In most cases, refrigerant leaks are caused by age. As your system ages so do your evaporator coils. What starts as a pinhole leak can quickly become a large hole that allows all the gas to leak out of your system.
At Cooper's Plumbing & Air we offer AC refrigerant leak repair. We use the latest tools and techniques to pinpoint any leak in your system. This allows us to make accurate repairs that provide you with a long-term solution. Once your leak is taken care of, we’ll recharge your system, and you’ll be enjoying cold air in your home in no time!