To maintain your AC system, you do a lot of little things or have them done for you, like changing filters, cleaning, checking that all systems work, and more. Did you know, however, that your air conditioner needs a recharge, too? If your air conditioner isn’t functioning the way it should, there are any number of problems it could have. If you have never recharged the coolant, that is a likely cause. For AC coolant recharge services in Huntsville, AL, call R & M Heating and Cooling at 256-763-7535.
Recharging the Air Conditioner
Basically, recharging is refilling. When you recharge your air conditioner, you refill the refrigerant container. The refrigerant allows the AC unit to take heat from the air as it passes through the compressor. When you are low on AC coolant, or you don’t have any, you can’t get the heat transfer that you need, so you won’t get the cool air you want.
When You Need Coolant Recharge Services
If the air in your vents is room temperature, clearly your air isn’t getting cooled. That means you may need an AC coolant recharge. At the very least, you want to have that part of your system checked. Sometimes, it may be a matter of a coolant leak, which can lead to frost on your unit. Ask your AC expert how to check for things to which you have easy access so you know more about what’s happening to your system. The best thing to do, however, is to have a professional inspect your air conditioner at least twice per year, and perform coolant recharging as needed.
We always recommend having an AC technician handle your air conditioner coolant recharge. It may seem like a simple task, but bigger problems could come up if it’s done improperly. The EPA requires that recharges be performed by certified professionals. When you trust a technician, you get peace of mind knowing that the job is done correctly. If there is a leak, a small one can be patched, but a large one needs the services of an AC professional.