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What are the Symptoms of an Air Conditioner Refrigerant Leak?

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One of the biggest and most common issues that can develop with air conditioning systems is a refrigerant leak. If your system is leaking refrigerant, it can cause all sorts of performance and efficiency problems. In order to minimize the amount of damage that a refrigerant leak can cause, it’s important to know what signs to look out for. Today we’re going to talk about the common symptoms of a refrigerant leak and what you should do if you suspect your system is leaking!


Air conditioners don’t use up refrigerant


Before we talk about the signs of a refrigerant leak, it’s important to understand that under normal conditions your system should not lose any refrigerant. Your air conditioner does not use up refrigerant the way that a car uses up gas. Instead, it cycles the same refrigerant between your system’s indoor and outdoor units. When your air conditioner is operating with no problems, it will always contain the same amount of refrigerant. That’s why you should be suspicious of any contractor who keeps refilling your system with refrigerant without patching up any leaks.


Symptoms of an air conditioner refrigerant leak






What to do if you suspect a refrigerant leak


If you encounter any of the symptoms above, contact Jerry Kelly right away. We will thoroughly inspect your refrigerant lines for leaks and repair any of the leaks that we find. Looking for refrigerant leaks is also something we do during every air conditioner tune-up.


If you have any questions about these refrigerant leak symptoms, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Charles, MO, air conditioning contractor We provide service all over the St. Louis area, including towns like Clayton, Cottleville and Creve Coeur, MO.


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