Is your house failing to cool to the temperature on the thermostat - even when the air conditioner is running? Is there an odd hissing sound coming from your unit? These can signal a refrigerant leak. These substances can be dangerous and should only be handled by a professional. Call ThermAll Heating & Cooling, Inc. for leak repair services in the Yakima and Ellensburg, WA areas. Our expert technicians guarantee satisfaction!
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Signs You Have a Refrigerant Leak
If you suspect you have a refrigerant leak, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional, as it can be dangerous if not handled correctly. Watch for the following signs that can indicate you need professional repairs:
- Your house isn’t cooling to the set temperature: If you notice your home isn’t as cool as it should be, it can signal a refrigerant leak.
- There is ice or frost on the evaporator coil: When the refrigerant level gets too low, the evaporator coil can no longer absorb heat to warm up the cold refrigerant. This can lead to moisture that can turn to ice or frost on the coil.
- You hear hissing sounds: If you notice hissing sounds coming from the AC unit it can signal a leak.
Why You Should Hire a Professional for Refrigerant Leaks
Refrigerant leaks can be common issues with your unit. However, while they are common, they can also be dangerous if not handled correctly. It’s important to call a professional to repair the issue so he or she can:
- Locate and repair the leak. Simply adding more refrigerant will not fix the leak.
- Add high-quality refrigerant to properly fill the system.
- Ensure the right amount of refrigerant is added, as too much can damage the AC unit and require a replacement.
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What Causes Refrigerant Leaks?
To keep your air conditioner working as expected, it’s important to detect and repair refrigerant leaks as soon as possible. Knowing what causes these leaks can help you find an issue sooner. Some possible causes of leaks can include:
- Formation of formic acid that can come from the copper lines.
- Vibrations that can cause lines to move, leading to potential leaks.
- Aging, as over time the joints and connections can weaken.