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How to Identify a Refrigerant Leak in Your Air Conditioning System

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.


Testimonials & Reviews

We had central air conditioning installed last year by Joyce and were very satisfied with the job. Today, John N. serviced the unit and all of the components and he was incredibly thorough and professional. He explained exactly what was serviced and what to avoid (greenery around the outdoor unit). I highly recommend Joyce Cooling & Heating!

Cristina A.

Cristina A.

Jarod was my technician on March 20th. He was professional and courteous as he completed a servicing on my Heathing Unit. He explained what he was cleaning out and system runs great again.

Matt O.

Matt O.

Mitchell P. came to our house today for an issue with our AC. He was great explaining what the problem is and how they were going to take care of it going forward. He was very pleasant and nice to work with, just like everyone at Joyce Cooling and Heating that has been here.

Cindy A.

Cindy A.

Jim and team did a top notch job on our install. The team was professional, courteous and kept the work areas super clean. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and the knowledge of the system that was installed. They answered all the questions we had! I also really appreciate how flexible they were with our 3 dogs, they did a great job ensuring materials /parts during install kept tidy to ensure the dogs didn't get into anything. Thanks for the great work!

Jill C.

Jill C.

The representative was friendly, professional, and transparent about the work being done. The issue was resolved. My expectations were satisfied.

Stephen T.

Stephen T.

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