Temperatures may be cooling down, but if your air conditioner has been experiencing trouble, and especially if that air conditioner is a heat pump that will also be used for heating this coming fall and winter, then the time to take care of it is now. One of the most common problems we get called for end up being repairs due to refrigerant loss.
There’s a common misconception about refrigerant in that it is something that depletes from the air conditioner–as gasoline does from a car. On the contrary, your air conditioner has enough refrigerant upon manufacturing and installation to last its entire lifespan. So, if you’re experiencing refrigerant loss it means you have a refrigerant leak. And since your air conditioner needs refrigerant to function, this is obviously a problem. Read on to learn more!