It may still be warm outside, but in a few short weeks, summer will be a thing of the past. Suffice to say, now is an ideal time to assess the performance of your central AC unit.
While this isn’t something most people give much thought to during the hat of summer, the fall is an ideal time to test system performance. It’s also the ideal time of year to have a trained HVAC professional come out to your home to perform routine maintenance.
Have you heard the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” When it comes to getting the longest life out of your HVAC system as possible, it couldn’t be more true.
Why you need to be mindful of the state of your AC unit’s refrigerant
Unless you’re in the HVAC business, you likely don’t realize that the refrigerant is under a lot of constant pressure. You also probably don’t know that the lines that contain it can degrade over time.
If a line springs a leak, the leak will need to be patched ASAP. It’s also worth noting that the refrigerant that’s in your AC unit will need to be recharged. Depending on the size and scope of said leak, a recharge and be a pricy repair.
Circling back to the whole “prevention” thing
Issues like this are among the reasons that your AC unit should receive an annual tune-up. At Loveland HVAC Repair we can perform pressure tests and inspect the refrigerant lines, because this will allow us to find a refrigerant leak at the earliest stage possible.
If you’re between tune-ups, you’ll want to keep an eye out for the following things that could be signs of a refrigerant leak.
- If your indoor air is humid, the AC’s dehumidifying capabilities can become compromised.
- If your home isn’t cooling properly and/or your AC unit doesn’t seem to be working as well as you think it should, it may be leaking refrigerant.
- If your utility bills are higher than you remember, this may be related to your AC unit being inefficient. Sometimes, this is due to a possible refrigerant leak.
- If you’ve started to notice ice forming on your evaporator coolers, this is among the telltale times that your Loveland, CO central AC unit has a refrigerant leak.
- If your outdoor unit has started to make hissing or bubbling sounds, even when it’s not running, this is another sign you may have a leak.
Have questions? Call Loveland HVAC Repair today
The highly trained HVAC experts at Loveland HVAC Repair have been providing central AC repair, maintenance and replacement for Loveland, CO homeowners for more than a decade.
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