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Learn How To Tell If Your Air Conditioner Has A Possible Freon Leak

Having an air conditioner unit that works as efficiently as possible during the hot summer months is important. If your air conditioning unit is not able to keep up with the intense heat of the outdoors, it may have a Freon leak. Freon is a substance that is needed to cool the coils that allow the air conditioner to create the cool air. If there is no Freon in the coils, the unit will not work properly. Use the following guide to learn a few ways to tell if the Freon in your air conditioner is low.

Inspect the Interior Vents of Your House

If you do not feel that your air conditioner is cooling your home as efficiently as it should be, check all of the vents in your home first. Check to make sure that they are all open, nothing is blocking them, and that they are blowing out cool air. There are many times when children can close vent registers on the floor without their parent's knowledge. A closed register will not allow air to easily come into the room.

Inspect the Exterior of the Unit

Walk outside of your home and look at the air conditioning unit. Look to see if there are any fluids around the edges of the exterior and see if the coils on the unit are frozen. They will be white in color and look like ice has formed on them if they are frozen. If they have frozen, turn off your air conditioning for a few minutes to allow the coils to thaw.

Inspect the Surface of the Unit

While the unit is off, inspect the surface of the unit to see if you can visually see any cracks in the coils. If there are cracks, the Freon could be leaking out of the unit, causing it not to operate the way it was intended to operate. Take the time to look at the seals closely as well to ensure that they are not leaking or separated from the coils.  

If you do have a Freon leak, you need to have an air conditioner repair company like A One Heating & Air Conditioning come to your home to fix the problem right away. Parts to your unit may need to be replaced depending on where the issue is. If the issue cannot be fixed, the technician can let you know what unit replacement options are available to you so that you can choose a unit that is right for your family's specific needs.