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Does Your Refrigerant Need to be Refilled?

top view of the outside unit of an air conditionerSeasons don’t define the temperature here in New Braunfels, although the calendar indicates that we’re well into fall, the temperatures are still quite hot. It’s likely you’re still running your air conditioner here in South Texas. We rely on our cooling systems heavily and for an extended time throughout the year here. If you’ve noticed that your air conditioner isn’t working as well as it once was, you might be struggling with inadequate levels of refrigerant. If you need a great HVAC contractor in New Braunfels, TX then contact our team today.

Understand Refrigerant

We encounter a lot of homeowners who are confused about refrigerant. Refrigerant is recycled throughout your air conditioner absorbing and releasing heat as it travels between the indoor and outdoor components of your air conditioning system.

Refrigerant isn’t like gas in a car. It shouldn’t have to be refilled unless in was undercharged when it was installed or the system has a leak.

Signs That You Need a Refill

If you’re a homeowner, you might notice that your air conditioner isn’t working the way you want it to but you don’t realize the source of this problem is low refrigerant. Here are some telltale signs that you should contact a professional to refill your system’s refrigerant.

  • Inadequate Cooling: If you turn on your air conditioner in hopes that you’ll combat this New Braunfels heat and you’re met with lukewarm, room temperature air blowing from the vents, you’re probably battling against low refrigerant levels.
  • Leaks: If you have low refrigerant levels the problem might manifest in the form of a leak. Leaking freon usually looks like thin grease. If your system leaks, it’s common to find the liquid near or around the compressor.
  • Frozen Coils: When everything is working accordingly with your refrigerant levels, the refrigerant prevents the indoor evaporator coil from freezing. When refrigerant levels dip too low, condensation forms on the coil and over time this coil will freeze. This poses a problem for your air conditioning system because between cycles the ice melts and can cause water damage in your home.
  • High Cooling Bills: If you’re experiencing all of the symptoms above, you’ll probably be surprised when you see a high heating bill. Unfortunately, a lower cooling ability racks up a higher energy bill. When your air conditioner is inefficient and struggling to cool your home, your bills rise because your air conditioner works harder and runs longer.

Low refrigerant levels aren’t something that you can fix on your own. Refrigerant levels need to be filled precisely by a trained professional because manufacturer specifications for these levels are so precise. Don’t ignore these problems and continue to deal with discomfort.

Choose Riteway Service Company

When you choose Riteway Service Company, you’ll know you’re getting the best licensed professionals for the job. Our team is knowledgeable, responsible, and reliable. We always ensure that our technicians arrive with the proper equipment and materials needed to expertly refill your refrigerant levels. Our team has served San Antonio and the surrounding area since 1993—we can serve you too!

Need your refrigerant recharged? Contact our team today for service.

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