An AC doesn’t “go through” refrigerant. So you ought to never have to re-energize your forced air system with more Freon—except if there’s a hole.
However, here’s a situation we find out about way time and again:
1. AC isn’t blowing cold air
2. A cooling tech says you need Freon
3. You pay to place 1-2 pounds in your framework (this is designated “charging” your AC unit)
4. AC works for the summer
5. The following summer, rehash stages 1-4
In the event that this has happened to you, call a different AC Repair Service! You are either being defrauded or the tech is not trained. Fail to fix the refrigerant break resembles knowing there’s a nail in your tire however topping off the tire with more air as opposed to taking the nail out and fixing the opening. We can help repair your AC today.
In addition to the fact that this is more costly for (you need to continue to pay to re-energize your AC, however in the event that your framework actually utilizes the R-22 refrigerant, it’s additionally amazingly awful for the climate. R-22 is being eliminated on the grounds that it depletes the ozone, which adds to environmental change.
Peruse more about the phaseout of R-22 at phaseoutfacts.org.
So what ought to have happened when you called the AC organization about a potential Freon charge?
The AC tech should investigate what is wrong with your forced air system.
Similarly as a specialist considers your entire body’s wellbeing while surveying your indications, an AC tech should take a gander at your whole cooling framework prior to making an analysis and solution.
For this situation, the cooling professional ought to:
* Look at your air channel and indoor regulator
* Inspect the indoor unit, which is part of a regular AC Clean and Check appointment as well
* Take the cover off your open air unit to search for issues
Why not simply quickly measure the measure of refrigerant noticeable all around conditioner?
In the event that you have different issues (messy air channel, frozen evap curls, and so forth), they will influence the perusing of the refrigerant charge in your focal climate control system.
In this way, whenever they’ve examined all the other things, the specialist will know whether their instrument for estimating Freon (AC complex check) is exact or not.
In the event that refrigerant is low, they should inform you concerning the hole
Maybe simply saying, “You need more refrigerant; here’s the expense,” your AC expert should tell you that you are low on refrigerant and disclose to you that implies you have a hole.
At that point, contingent upon your circumstance, they may give several alternatives that can include:
Option 1: Recharging your AC without fixing the hole
Indeed, we recently said that is not a smart thought. Be that as it may, finding and fixing a hole can be costly. So you might not have any desire to do it if both of coming up next are valid:
* You’ve never needed to re-energize the unit—The break is likely a lethargic one and re-energizing the unit may get you through the late spring.
* You will supplant the unit inside the following year—No utilization in sinking cash into something you’ll before long be supplanting.
In any case, regardless of whether you go this course, we suggest having the tech placed in a UV dye with the new refrigerant. At that point, whenever your AC is low on refrigerant, the HVAC tech can undoubtedly find the break and let you realize the expense to fix.
Option 2: Finding and fixing the hole
The tech will probably give you a cost to find the break. At that point, whenever they’ve discovered the hole, they’ll give you the cost to fix the hole, which will rely upon where it’s found. As a rule, the AC tech should:
1. Discover the hole utilizing electronic hardware, UV color or a gurgling specialist
2. Empty all the refrigerant (this is an extravagant word for eliminating the refrigerant from the framework)
3. Fix the break
4. Re-energize the climate control system
5. Test to ensure the break has been fixed
Option 3: Replacing the unit
Indeed, we know supplanting the entire unit due to a refrigerant break appears to be outrageous. Also, it doesn’t occur that regularly.
Yet, in certain circumstances it bodes well.
For instance, suppose your climate control system is 14+ years old and to fix the break we need to supplant the gathering curl. Would you truly like to put $1,000+ into your present framework when you’ll in any case probably need an entirely different framework in a year or less?
This is generally the situation if your framework utilizes R-22 refrigerant and the fix for the hole is incredibly expensive. Since R-22 is being eliminated, parts are more earnestly to stop by and more costly. As is simply the refrigerant.
Over the long haul, moving up to another framework that utilizations R-410A refrigerant might be a superior decision. (In addition, this new refrigerant is better for the climate!)
Think your AC needs refrigerant? Contact a reliable St. Louis AC Repair Company.
AAA can fix any AC issue. Furthermore, we’ve been serving the whole St. Louis and St. Charles area since 1970.