The freon in your AC system plays a major role in cooling the interior of your Puyallup home. Do you have to replace the freon in the air conditioning system much the same way you replace the fluids in your car?
The Lifespan of AC Freon
How long does freon last? Does it last at least a decade? How about two or three decades? It actually lasts forever. Freon in an air conditioner is cycled within an enclosed system and isn’t burned like the gas in a gas furnace. However, the freon travels through a tube. If this tube is damaged and begins leaking freon, then that is when fluid replacement becomes necessary.
Symptoms of Low Freon Levels
When freon levels run low, the air conditioner has to work harder to produce the same output. This leads to an increase in your energy bill. Another sign is a loss in indoor air quality. You may notice the air feels kind of stuffy or lukewarm. One other sign is condensation on the AC system’s surface. Condensation, though, can be a symptom of a multitude of other HVAC issues.
How to Identify a Leak
Swap the air filter. If you have an outdoor HVAC system, remove any physical obstructions that may be inhibiting airflow to the vents. Does the air from the air conditioner continue to feel stuffy? If it does, then the HVAC likely has a freon leak. The recourse by this point is to contact a technician for an inspection. A technician can accurately gauge freon levels by using a commercial manifold gauge tool.
We Replenish Air Conditioning Freon in Puyallup
If there’s a freon leak, we may replace the tube or the entire HVAC system depending on the severity. In any case, contact WestCoast Heating and Air if you’re not experiencing optimal airflow. If your system needs a replacement, we may recommend a modern ductless cooling system for better energy efficiency.
Air Conditioning Freon Replacement in Puyallup
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