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.
Refrigerant is a substance used to provide cooling effects in your AC. It’s the substance that cools and condenses the air in your unit. If you are experiencing leaking refrigerant, your AC will not work correctly. At Arlinghaus Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer detail-oriented refrigerant repair for Erlanger and Northern Kentucky, KY.
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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 from an inexperienced individual could result in incorrect installations and leaking refrigerant.
- Accidents: Pinching a tube or puncturing a valve by accident are also common causes of refrigerant leaks.
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How Does Refrigerant Repair Work?
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.
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!