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How To Tell If Your Air Conditioner Needs More Refrigerant

We get this question from Texas homeowners a lot:

“How do I know if my air conditioner needs refrigerant?”

Refrigerant isn’t used up like gas in a car, so hopefully, you will never need more refrigerant.

The only time you’ll need more refrigerant is if there is a leak somewhere. And even still, you’ll need an HVAC technician to help you measure the amount of refrigerant left in your air conditioner. So if you weren’t booking your yearly maintenance check-ups before, maybe you will now!

How To Tell If Your Air Conditioner Needs More Refrigerant

1. Your AC Doesn’t Cool Your Home

Refrigerant is responsible for absorbing the heat inside your home and transferring it outside. But, if your AC is low on refrigerant, it can’t absorb as much heat, which in turn will make your unit run nonstop without ever cooling your home.

2. High Energy Bills

Which leads us to the second sign — high energy bills. As your air conditioner continues to run nonstop to try to cool you down, your utility bill will continue to rise through your roof!

However, high energy bills could also be a sign of many other issues (like closed air vents or dirty filters), so before you check out, keep reading.

3. Warm Air Coming Out Of Your Vents

Since refrigerant is needed to bring warm air outside of your home, when your system is low, the warm air will blow out of your home’s vents instead.

There could even be LESS air blowing out of the vents.

Low refrigerant can also lead to your system freezing and turning into a big block of ice, blocking the airflow and reducing the amount of air coming out of your vents.

Why Hire Rescue Air For Your AC Repair in Richardson, TX?

You get many benefits when you choose our services, including:

  • Repairs on all types and brands of air conditioning units.

  • New parts only, never refurbished or knockoff parts like some other companies use.

  • Well-trained technicians who are certified and competent enough to provide second opinions on other people’s work or estimates.

  • Firm understanding of all Dallas building codes and ordinances related to home repair.

  • Financing with approved credit if you need it, though we gladly accept credit cards, too.

  • Emergency repairs when necessary, even on nights and weekends.

Call Rescue Air Heating and Cooling today (972) 201-3253!