Leaky refrigerant is a common when it comes to air conditioning repairs. But just because it is common doesn’t mean it isn’t problematic. It is always important to repair refrigerant leaks as soon as possible as they become worse with time, and can cause further problems and possible damage to your system. Refrigerant must be handled by someone who is certified, so if you are experiencing a problem with your refrigerant, call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.
Problems from Leaky Refrigerant
Here are some of the problems that can develop from having a refrigerant leak in your system:
Your air conditioner was made to operate with an exact amount of refrigerant in the system. When a leak develops, the amount of refrigerant in your system drops, throwing the heat release/cooling process off balance. Icing occurs because the parts of your system that are warm stay too warm, and the parts that are cool stay too cold. Condensation develops between the two disparate temperatures, but then it quickly freezes, causing an ice build-up. Simply removing the ice from your system does not fix the problem; the leak needs to be repaired for your system to operate correctly.
When your system can’t fully release the amount of heat it needs to due to a refrigerant leak, the entire heat release/cooling process is compromised, and can result in a loss of cool air. Finding a refrigerant leak can be challenging, so it’s best to schedule an appointment with a technician.
Your compressor pressurizes the refrigerant in your air conditioning system. The compressor is made to work with the specific amount of refrigerant your system needs; when that amount is altered due to a leak, the compressor can overheat and malfunction, causing system-wide problems.
Operating your air conditioner with leaky refrigerant can lead to further malfunction and breakdown. If you have a refrigerant leak, or suspect you have one, call AZ Air Conditioning and Heating today and schedule your air conditioning repair in Los Angeles.