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Is Refrigerant a Problem Inside Your AC?

There are a variety of different problems that can negatively impact how your air conditioner operates. Refrigerant line troubles are a big one. You can keep reading to learn more about the signs that the refrigerant lines in your air conditioner are causing problems in operation. 

Then give our team a call for Santa Clarita air conditioning service so that our team can troubleshoot your AC problems and determine whether or not refrigerant leaks are causing them. We can get down to the root of the problem and fix it so that you don’t face the same problem again.

Signs of Refrigerant Issues

There are three different ways that you can identify a refrigerant leak. Having any of these problems can point to refrigerant problems and experiencing two or three of them makes it even more likely that your refrigerant lines need to be checked out by a professional. 

The first is a lack of cool airflow. You may feel air coming out of the vents around your home, but it won’t be specifically cool. When refrigerant is leaking out, your air conditioner doesn’t have an adequate charge to absorb heat and cool the air down as much as it needs to.

You may smell the refrigerant leaking out, which can be a chemical-like smell that is even slightly sweet. You can also pay attention to bubbling or hissing noises that can point to a refrigerant leak. A leak will hiss if the refrigerant is in its gas form where the leak is happening or bubble if it is in its liquid form where the leak is happening.

How to Address Refrigerant Leaks

You may be tempted to clean up refrigerant on your own or attempt to complete a DIY repair to save some money. However, we advise against this. Refrigerant requires proper certifications to handle and leaks are difficult to detect and repair. You’d also be putting yourself and your family at risk. Instead, give our team a call and let us take care of the AC repairs for you. This ensures that the job is done right the first time and keeps safety top of mind.

Tips for Preventing Refrigerant Problems

The best way to prevent refrigerant problems is by scheduling professional maintenance annually. This is an opportunity for our team to check out the refrigerant lines and identify any problem early before they get too bad. Other than that, paying attention to how your air conditioner is operating is the best thing you can do for the unit as a whole, including the refrigerant lines. 

JMS Air Conditioning and Heating has your back. Call us today to schedule an appointment for air conditioning service in Santa Clarita, CA! 

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