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Does My Central Air Conditioner Need More Refrigerant?

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

Refrigerant is a cooling agent necessary for the production and circulation of cool air within your air conditioning system. While refrigerant is self-sustaining, sometimes refrigerant levels can run low or deplete altogether. This can cause your air conditioner to blow lukewarm air throughout your home, creating an uncomfortable environment. If your air conditioner doesn’t seem to be running as efficiently as usual, you might be wondering if it needs more refrigerant. Here are some helpful suggestions on what to do if your air conditioner has this minor problem.

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Potential Causes of Low Refrigerant Levels

Your cooling system reuses refrigerant, so if it is functioning efficiently, you will not need to replenish the supply of refrigerant on a regular basis. When your system is running low on refrigerant, one of the primary causes is a leak or another related issue with your system. These issues generally need to be repaired by professional at the time the refrigerant is replaced.

How to Determine If Your System Needs Refrigerant

If you are concerned that your system may require refrigerant, you should request an appointment with an experienced HVAC technician. A technician will inspect your system and determine the current refrigerant levels. A technician can also make a diagnosis of the cause of the low refrigerant, which helps prevent future issues while keeping your home cool.

How to Prevent Refrigerant Issues

Several issues can cause refrigerant levels to run low, but there are steps you can take to prevent them. One of the best ways to keep your system running smoothly is by scheduling annual HVAC system maintenance. Professional technicians can identify any leaks or related issues before they turn into bigger, more expensive problems, and can replenish refrigerant levels to a normal amount.

Call the Professionals at Energy Air Today

Low refrigerant can easily make your indoor living environment uncomfortable. If your HVAC unit is blowing warmer air than it should be, contact Energy Air for fast, reliable HVAC services. Call us or visit us online to schedule your service appointment.

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