To keep your air conditioner running smoothly, you change your filters, have it cleaned, check the thermostat, and more. However, did you know that you may need an air conditioner recharge? If your system isn’t working properly, a home AC freon or coolant recharge may need to be added to your to-do list. For freon and coolant recharge service in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC, call us at (828) 229-2727.
What is AC Recharging?
Recharging is, in effect, refilling. It involves refilling the refrigerant into the air conditioning system. Your AC uses refrigerant to draw heat from the air so that it may pass to the compressor. If you’re low on AC freon or have none at all, you cannot have heat transfer. Thus, you will not have cool air.
Signs You Need a Freon and Coolant Recharge
Vents that blow at room temperature are a good sign that your air isn’t cooling, which means that you probably need an AC coolant recharge, or at least need to check that part of the system. Sometimes, a leak not only causes you to lose your AC coolant, but it may lead to frost or ice on the unit. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the basic, easy-to-access parts of your AC unit so that you can catch these problems and figure out what they may be, so you can get the right help. Of course, regular maintenance also helps avoid these issues, too. For a well-maintained system, regular checkups by a professional should be enough to avoid serious AC freon or coolant problems.
Professional Recharge Services
We highly recommend having a professional perform your AC coolant recharge. Though it may appear simple, serious problems could arise if it’s done improperly. In fact, the EPA requires that the person doing the job have professional certification. An expert also knows when a recharge is enough. If you have a leak, you may think that you’ll need a replacement. However, a very small leak might be patched and the AC system freon recharged. An AC professional can help you determine this.
If your AC unit isn’t cooling and you suspect it’s a coolant problem, get a recharge. Call us at (828) 229-2727 for a freon and coolant recharge service in Franklin, Cashiers, and Highlands, NC.