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Refrigerant is the fluid that your air conditioner uses to cool your home. The system evaporates refrigerant to absorb thermal energy from the air in your ducts, then condenses it outside to vent the collected heat. Without refrigerant, the air conditioning system would not be able to cool your home properly. This is why you should keep an eye out for refrigerant leaks in your AC, which could cause it to break down. Let’s take a look at how you can identify refrigerant leaks in your air conditioner.

Dropping Output

The lower the refrigerant level in the air conditioner falls, the less capable the system will be at absorbing thermal energy from your home’s air. This will cause the output of your air conditioner to drop. If your air conditioner isn’t putting out as much cool air as it should be, it may be because you have a refrigerant leak in the system.

Hissing/Gurgling Noises

Hissing and gurgling noises indicate that air bubbles have started to form in your refrigerant line. This is a sure sign that your refrigerant line has started leaking. You should call for repairs as soon as you hear this noise.

Dripping Liquid

Most people don’t closely monitor their air conditioners for physical signs of a problem. If you do happen to notice liquid dripping from your air conditioner, though, you should call for repairs immediately. It’s possible that you just have a leak in your condensate line, but even that should not be left alone. It’s better to have a professional give it a look.

Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. provides a full range of air conditioner repair services throughout Port Charlotte, FL. If you need air conditioner repair services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.