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Signs Your AC is Low on Refrigerant

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28 May

Signs Your AC is Low on Refrigerant

Freon or refrigerant is a coolant inside your cooling system used to keep your AC blowing cold air. If your system runs low, there are a few indicators that might reveal the issue. Continuing to operate on low levels will cause costly breakdowns and more energy consumption. Below are a few things to watch for if you suspect your AC is running low on refrigerant.

Slow Temp Changes
It takes a long time for your home to cool off after the AC has been running for a while. With low levels of refrigerant, it will take longer for your AC to achieve results.

Blowing Warm Air
If your vents are blowing lukewarm air, even after you AC has been running a while, a possible issue could be low refrigerant.

Not Hitting Thermostat Settings
If you've selected a desired temperature on your thermostat, but your AC cannot reach it, low refrigerant levels might be the cause.

High Energy Costs
If you notice your monthly energy costs slowly rising over time, this could be an issue that needs to be serviced. Comparing monthly and yearly energy consumption might reveal a problem with your AC.

Iced up Lines
Ice buildup around refrigerant lines is another key indicator of low freon levels. Ice on the copper tubing or on the evaporator coil happens when the AC does not have enough refrigerant.

Listen for hissing or bubbling noises. A leaking refrigerant line can sometimes be heard - causing your AC to run low on freon. This will have to be repaired by a licensed HVAC technician.

At 4 Seasons Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we are experts at spotting any AC issue. We have the ability to repair and refill refrigerant lines and can get your cooling system blowing cold air again. Reach us 24/7 by phone at (204) 953-5700 or online.

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