Londonderry, NH Resident Seeks Answers
Refrigerant is critical to running an air conditioning system, but it isn’t unusual for these lines to develop a slow leak. Indicators of this include the air conditioning taking longer to cool the area to the set temperature, as well as to maintain this, warmer than usual air coming out of the vents when the air conditioning is on and a hissing or jingling sound coming from the unit.
After turning his air conditioning on for the first time this season, a Londonderry resident was concerned that it did not seem to be cooling the home as efficiently as it had in the past. Looking for help, he contacted the professionals at Joyce Cooling & Heating.
Signs of a Refrigerant Leak
Refrigerant does not act as fuel for an HVAC unit, but instead continuously cycles through the system cooling the air. If there is a leak in these lines, the refrigerant will not be able to do its job fully. While a loss in efficiency to cool the home can be a good indicator that there is a problem, there are also other signs that point to a refrigerant leak. A visual inspection of the HVAC system can give you a good idea if there is a leak. Check the unit for ice or frozen condensation on the evaporator coils or a hissing or jingling noise coming from the system.
What to Do if You Have a Refrigerant Leak
If you do see these indicators of a refrigerant leak, a professional technician like those at Joyce Cooling & Heating will need to address the problem. Many times, the leak can be patched, returning your air conditioning unit to full efficiency. Regular annual tune-ups to your HVAC system can help to identify any problems with the refrigerant levels, ensuring that the system is always running at top efficiency.
A Joyce Cooling & Heating technician was able to identify and patch the Londonderry resident’s leaky line and he can expect the unit to be running well all summer long.