Have you noticed something off with your home’s air conditioner? The problem may come from a refrigerant leak. If your air conditioner has started acting odd in the past few weeks, we recommend calling our technicians. We specialize in air conditioning repair in Freeport, TX and can pinpoint the source of any AC problems so we can repair them fast.
We’re full force into the fall season now, but this doesn’t mean you should procrastinate about repairs for your air conditioning system. It’s a great time to address it now. Waiting until next spring when you need the air conditioner the most is going to create a serious problem. You don’t want to stunt your AC system with a lack of service.
Does Your AC Have a Refrigerant Leak?
Here are the signs your air conditioner may be leaking refrigerant:
1. Hissing Sounds
A distinct hissing sound coming from the air conditioner signals a major issue. It’s not just a weird occurrence you can ignore. Hissing sounds come when there are cracks in the coils that circulate the refrigerant. You are hearing the air conditioning system lose pressure and power. Don’t let this leak go unattended.
2. Loss of Cooling Power
Have you noticed that you can’t get the desired amount of cooling around your house? Maybe it takes much longer than it should to cool off the rooms. Maybe you have to run your home’s air conditioner for hours to reach a reasonable temperature for the house. A loss of cooling power isn’t something that you should just accept and “deal with.” Instead, call professionals to inspect the system and see what repairs it may need.
3. Frozen Coils
If you feel like there’s something going on with your home’s air conditioner, take a closer look at it. If refrigerant has started to leak, this means that it’s not circulating properly and the coils in your AC system won’t effectively absorb the heat. This will eventually cause the coils to freeze. If you notice this, it often means the AC has a refrigerant leak—even if it’s not showing any other symptoms. Call us for help.
4. Warm Air
Are you starting to notice that those pockets of your house where there are usually icy cold spots aren’t that icy anymore? These hot spots may be a sign the AC is losing cooling capacity. This is often a side effect of refrigerant problems. You need to detect these warm air problems and then act fast. We’ll ensure you receive prompt repair service.
5. Higher Bills
If your monthly energy bills are higher than usual, then it’s time to assess the air conditioner. Loss of refrigerant is one possible cause for this increase in energy costs. If you haven’t changed how you run your home’s air conditioner and you don’t notice any other outward signs of trouble with it, have our technicians investigate why the AC is expending more power and driving up your energy bills.
Contact Switzerland Air today to schedule an appointment for your air conditioning repair services.