How To Know If Your Air Conditioner Is Losing Refrigerant or Coolant and What To Do If It Is…

If you discover a leak in your tire or in a pipe under the sink you fix it as soon as possible. The same logic that you use for that problem-solving situation should apply to your air conditioner. Losing refrigerant or coolant from your air conditioner should be taken care of as quickly as possible. The information below is the best way to diagnose and fix a loss of coolant problem…


Most people do not want to call a professional repair technician without knowing that they have a problem. This is why we are providing you with ways to discover the issue so you know when it is time to make that professional call. Losing refrigerant from your air conditioner can lead to a series of additional troubles with your cooling system.

Am I Losing Refrigerant?

There are a few ways to tell if you are losing refrigerant…

  • Electric Bill – If your monthly bill has given you a much more aggressive total than normal it is likely that you have a leak. That is the easiest signal to find.
  • Noises – If you hear a hissing noise this noise is a sure indicator that you have a leak on your hands. This is caused by the gaseous refrigerant escaping from your system.
  • Operational Problems – It will not be cool if there is no refrigerant to chill the air running through the system. Without refrigerant, your AC can’t do its job. Even though it continues to blow air. The unit will be working harder without cooling your home.
  • Physical Leaks – If you notice leaks the reason is probably loss of refrigerant. When the system is losing refrigerant, the coils that evaporate the material aren’t able to absorb heat properly. This leads to condensation and eventual ice buildup on the coils that will end up melting and dripping onto your floor.

I Have a Leak, What Do I Do?

If you know you have a leak the time has come to call a professional air conditioner technician. They will be able to identify where and how bad the leak is and will be able to fix the problem before it gets worse. A professional air conditioner technician can refill your refrigerant so your system isn’t struggling with having less that it needs to operate correctly.

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