Have you seen a decrease in your air conditioners performance lately? If so, it may be time to get your AC unit checked for a possible refrigerant line leak. The refrigerant lines filled with a substance known as Freon plays a crucial role in keeping your home cool. Don’t wait until the middle of summer to get a leak fixed! Learn about how Freon leaks can be repaired, and what you can do to prevent a Freon leak from occurring.
There are two types of leaks, big ones and small ones (simple enough, right?) The repair of the leak can be very different, which is why we’ll talk about them separately.
A small leak in your refrigerant lines may be difficult to diagnose because there might not be any obvious signs; however, here are a few circumstances that may indicate a possible refrigerant leak. For instance:
Don’t ignore small leaks! Adding Freon without fixing the leak will only lead to a more significant leak and more expensive repairs down the road.
As you can imagine, the larger the leak, the more work it takes to fix it. Larger leaks are often more easily identifiable, as you may notice a visible hole or crack in a coil, or even hear the Freon escaping. An air conditioner technician is required to fix large leaks. They may solder the line, or also replace the coil.
Here are a couple of tips to help prevent a Freon leak from forming in your air conditioner:
If you suspect you may be dealing with a Freon leak, call the experts at Romaniuk Heating & Air Conditioning. Our qualified technicians can diagnosis and repair all makes and models of air conditioners.