Refrigerant leaks aren’t common, but a leak could be the reason your HVAC system isn’t cooling your home as well as it should this summer. If you’re already having issues with your system, then you need to call your trusted air conditioning and heating repairman to have your unit checked out.
Why a Leaking HVAC System Is Risky
A refrigerant leak in your HVAC system can start out as small as a pinhole due to factory defects, improper installation or some other kind of damage. Whatever the cause, it shouldn’t be ignored. Otherwise, the problem just becomes bigger and more expensive to repair. You need to have these repaired as soon as they’re detected because refrigerants are toxic and can have fatal health repercussions if inhaled. Refrigerant leaks can also damage the ozone layer, which doesn’t help the environment at all.
How We Check for Refrigerant Leaks
1. Evaporator Coils – These have capillary tubes which have a tendency to vibrate when your system is operating. The vibration causes them to rub together or against other objects inside your unit until they develop small holes over time. If you’re having this type of problem with your unit, you need to have a certified air conditioning repair technician fix the problem.
2. Refrigerant Line Sets – These usually leak at the joints or flare connections. The line sets can also start leaking if they’ve been tripped over, hit by a lawn mower or weed eater or if you’ve had renovation work done around your line sets. Luckily, these can also be professionally repaired or replaced depending on where the line sets are leaking.
When you need a professional in air conditioning and heating repair, there’s only one name you can count on: AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. Contact us today at (361) 578-3846 or via our online contact form.