Skip navigation

833-224-2247

Savannah, GA & Hilton Head, SC

912-384-2247

Douglas, GA

Savannah, GA & Hilton Head, SC

833-224-2247

Douglas, GA

912-384-2247

Menu

AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Blog

Do I Just Need to Add Refrigerant?

Your air conditioner is in need of repair. Your first hope is that the repair won’t be a costly one. And that’s why so many homeowners ask us, when we show up to fix their AC systems, “Does the system just need more refrigerant?”

Typically, adding this chemical blend to an AC system is something that’s not too costly of a service, comparatively (depending on the type of refrigerant needed). However, you should know that simply adding more refrigerant is rarely the solution to a big air conditioning issue.

It Could Be Anything

It’s possible that your broken air conditioning system is in need of refrigerant. Most likely you’ll have noticed a rise in temperatures if your air conditioner is in need of refrigerant, rather than a complete breakdown right away. However, the problem could be anything, ranging from a dirty air filter to a broken compressor.

Air Conditioners Don’t Lose Refrigerant

Something to remember is that your air conditioner was designed to contain refrigerant. Heat dissipates from refrigerant, but the chemical itself should not also dissipate. If it’s vacating your system, there is a leak somewhere in the system, and a quality technician would fix the leak, not just recharge the refrigerant and charge you for more next year or in a couple of months when it leaks out again.

Call Technicians

Call an expert to find out what’s wrong with your air conditioning system and to get repairs done the right way. Your air conditioning technician should take the time to diagnose the system and give you any options you have for repairs. Be sure to question your technician if they say you only need to add refrigerant, and don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion. It is possible that your AC system never had enough refrigerant in the first place, but you’d likely have noticed the problem when it was initially installed.

Call AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. for quality AC repair service in Savannah at a fair price.

Comments are closed.