If your AC system takes too long to cool, you may have a refrigerant leak. At Kuhn Air Conditioning we have been serving the Nashville, TN area since 1999. We have repaired hundreds of refrigerant leaks, so we know a thing or two about it.
A refrigerant leak requires more than a recharge. It involves patching the hole in the coil from where the freon is escaping. Any contractor that tells you otherwise is wrong. Until the hole is repaired, the leak will continue, and possibly cause further damage to your HVAC system.
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Signs of a Refrigerant Leak
Although they are non-toxic to humans, refrigerant leaks are environmentally hazardous because the Freon has chemicals that threaten the ozone layer. This is why they are considered unsafe to use. Freon is never released from your AC. It is cycled through the unit. If your Freon is low, it’s because you have a leak in the coil.
Knowing what signs to look out for is the first step in resolving freon leaks quickly. You will usually find these leaks around the AC vents. Check for cracks and pinholes where the Freon can escape through. A hissing sound is a sign that your AC is leaking refrigerant. Other symptoms may include:
- No cool air
- Hissing sounds
- Frozen evaporator coil
- High energy bills
As if all that weren’t bad enough, refrigerant can erode the ozone. Fixing a leak like this quickly is the best way to ensure there is no freon exposure and environmental damage.
At Kuhn Air Conditioning, your safety and well-being is our top priority. That is why when you have refrigerant issues, we will come to your home right away to diagnose and quickly stop the leak.
Refrigerant Leak Repairs
If you suspect a refrigerant leak, get it fixed as soon as possible. Letting it go unresolved will make the leak bigger, affect your health, and deplete the ecosystem.
You will find these leaks in the evaporator and condenser coils. Finding the source of the leak can be a challenge at best. Call a licensed HVAC expert who will do the job right. Call Kuhn Air Conditioning for a thorough inspection of your AC system. We can spot Freon leaks in your AC that other contractors will miss. Once the hole is located, we will repair it, or we’ll replace the coil with a new one.
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Repair or Recharge It?
Many homeowners are under the assumption that if your AC leaks Freon, all you have to do is add more. You can theoretically add more refrigerant. Then add more, and more, and more. But this is going to get old quickly. You’ll be wasting money on Freon and not getting the real issue resolved.
If the hole from which the freon is leaking is not repaired, the freon will continue to leak. It’s like your roof. If the hole on the roof is not fixed, you will get wet. Similarly, recharging your unit with more refrigerant will not fix the problem. You must find the hole and repair it or replace the evaporator coil with a new one.
At Kuhn Air Conditioning, we got the experience it takes to locate and repair Freon leaks. Call us today if you believe you may have an AC refrigerant leak in your AC system.