Problems with your AC could be attributed to many different things. Air conditioners have many small components that could fail or malfunction, but one of the most common issues involves refrigerant.
At Arlinghaus Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer detail-oriented refrigerant repair for Erlanger, Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, and surrounding areas.
Do you need refrigerant service or other AC repairs in Erlanger, Crestview Hills, Cincinnati, or surrounding areas? Contact the HVAC contractors at Arlinghaus today!
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What Is AC Refrigerant?
Refrigerant is a liquid substance that cools and dehumidifies your indoor air. Refrigerant is contained within the coils of your AC unit and is key to making air conditioning possible. There are different types of AC refrigerants, with R-410A being the most common for newer models and R-22 being common for older AC models. R-22 is being phased out, so AC replacement for these types of units may be necessary sooner rather than later.
If you are experiencing leaking refrigerant, your AC will not work correctly.
What Causes Refrigerant Problems?
The most common refrigerant issue we see is low refrigerant or refrigerant leaks. Leaks are often easy to find and can be attributed to any number of the following causes:
- Manufacturer’s defects: Although this is a rare occurrence, if you have recently installed a new AC and you are experiencing a refrigerant leak, it is probably due to a manufacturer’s defect. These are almost always covered under warranty.
- Incorrect installation: We recommend always hiring a professional for your AC installation or repair service, as incorrect installations and repair can lead to leaking refrigerant.
- Accidents: Pinching a tube or puncturing a valve by accident are also common causes of refrigerant leaks.
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What Should I Do If My AC's Refrigerant Is Low?
When you notice low refrigerant in your AC system, you should immediately turn the system off. Running it with low refrigerant could cause damage to the unit. We also discourage clients from trying to add more refrigerant before the leak is detected. Adding more will simply provide more for the leak and be a significant waste of time and money.
Refrigerant Repair for Air Conditioners in Erlanger, KY & Surrounding Areas
The experts at Arlinghaus Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning will inspect your AC system and locate the leak before determining a repair or replacement service. Depending on the severity of the problem, we may patch a tube or replace a few components to stop the leak.
Once we have thoroughly examined the unit and determined the leak is repaired, we will add the right amount of refrigerant back into the system and you will be back to normal in no time!
Why Choose Arlinghaus for Refrigerant or AC Repairs in the Erlanger, KY Area?
At Arlinghaus, we have years of experience providing cooling and AC services in the tri-state area. Homeowners trust us over any other HVAC contractor for their indoor comfort services because we offer honest advice, upfront pricing, fast service, efficient repairs, and more! We've also been voted the Best of NKY by NKY Magazine four years running. When you need refrigerant service or AC repairs, you can count on Arlinghaus!
Contact us today to schedule refrigerant or other AC services in the Erlanger, KY area!