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3 Things You Should Know About Your HVAC Refrigerant

Your HVAC Refrigerant
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The refrigerant in your HVAC system is a key component that keeps things working properly. In the warm Opelika, Alabama, weather, the cooling season can run long. If you’re low on refrigerant, you’ll have a big problem maintaining your comfort levels. Make sure your system has the refrigerant it needs to keep you comfortable.

It Must Be Handled Properly

Refrigerant is a hazardous substance that presents an environmental threat when handled improperly. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has guidelines in place for properly handling and disposing of refrigerant. It recommends a refrigerant-management compliance program for any company where employees regularly deal with this substance.

It’s best to leave refrigerant issues to a professional. Most homeowners aren’t equipped to safely handle refrigerant. If you suspect any refrigerant problems in your HVAC unit, contact our professional technicians to deal with the issue.

Refrigerant Levels Are Important

Your air conditioner must have the proper level of refrigerant to operate safely and efficiently. Refrigerant absorbs, moves, and releases heat as it cycles through the air conditioner. If your refrigerant levels are low, the system won’t have the capacity to properly cool your home. The refrigerant will not get hot enough in the evaporator coil, which may cause it to ice over. When refrigerant levels are low, the compressor will overwork itself. This will cause serious damage to this component.

You Should Address Refrigerant Loss Promptly

Your HVAC system cycles refrigerant, but it doesn’t use it up. If your refrigerant levels are low, you have a leak somewhere in the system. Loose connections, corrosion, or damage can all cause a leak. You should contact an HVAC professional as soon as you notice a problem to locate and repair the leak.

If you suspect an issue with the refrigerant in your HVAC system, contact Sensigreen Mechanical for a prompt repair. Don’t wait for this problem to worsen, and never attempt to work with refrigerant yourself. Make your appointment now by calling (334) 528-0765.

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