Some people mistakenly believe that you need to add refrigerant to an air conditioner the same way that you need to add gas to your car. This is especially true for homeowners who might have been working with unqualified air conditioning contractors. In order to break this common misconception, today we're going to talk about when it's necessary to recharge your home's air conditioner and why it should only be done by a qualified contractor!
Unlike adding gas to your car, you do not need to regularly add refrigerant to your air conditioner in order to keep it running. In fact, your air conditioner always has the same amount of refrigerant when it's running properly!
You see, refrigerant is cycled between the indoor and outdoor portions of your air conditioner. It is converted from a liquid to a gas and back again in order to remove heat from your home, but it is not "used up" in the process.
In general, there are only two reasons why you'd need to recharge your air conditioner with refrigerant:
The two scenarios listed above highlight why it's so important to always work with a trusted and qualified contractor like Jerry Kelly. Unfortunately, many low-quality contractors do not know how to properly charge a system with refrigerant, and some contractors will simply add more refrigerant to a leaking system without actually fixing the leak!
You can trust that the installers and technicians at Jerry Kelly will always properly charge and recharge your system, and we will fix refrigerant leaks the right way so that they don't continue to cause problems and cost you money in the future.
If you have any questions about when to recharge your home's air conditioner, or if you'd like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis air conditioning contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Ballwin, Chesterfield and Clarkson Valley, MO.