Refrigerant is what absorbs heat from the air in your home’s air conditioning system. Refrigerant heats up and turns into a liquid which carries heat out of your home. After the air conditioner’s refrigerant is outside, your AC fan then blows air over the coils, cooling it down until it turns into a gas. Your system circulates the refrigerant, but doesn’t use it up. If the refrigerant levels of your air conditioner are low, then there is probably a leak in your air conditioner. Read on to learn more about some signs that your refrigerant levels are low and that you may need your air conditioning system repaired. Rescom Air Corp. offers hassle-free, quality air conditioner installation and replacement around the Tampa area. If you are looking for HVAC contractors, call Rescom Air Corp. for your Tampa AC repair needs today!

 

Signs You Should Seek Tampa AC Repair

 

Here are some signs to watch out for:

  • Ice on the refrigerant lines- The refrigerant lines in your AC system transfer refrigerant from one area of the system to another, thus removing heat. If the tubes that carry this refrigerant become too cold, then the moisture in the air around them can freeze, resulting in ice buildup on the system. A primary cause of this ice are low refrigerant levels. Low airflow is another cause of frozen refrigerant lines. If your blower isn’t working appropriately, you may find that the evaporator coil isn’t getting adequate air movement to stop ice from accumulating. That’s a sign you should call our technicians.
  • Vents spew warm air- If your system needs more refrigerant, then it isn’t cycling enough of  this crucial element to keep the air blowing over the coils cool. Your home may get marginally cooler when you turn on the AC, but the air coming out of the vents is a bit warm. This shows that the refrigerant is low.

 

Signs You Should Call HVAC Contractors

  • Unable to meet your thermostat settings- If your air conditioner is always running but never meets the settings of your thermostat, then your refrigerant levels may be low. The system seems to always be running but it’s never as cool as you want it. You should have an HVAC technician come and check your AC system to see if a refrigerant leak is the cause of your problem. If you have enough refrigerant, then you may need to recalibrate the thermostat.
  • A sky-high utility bill- Your air conditioner will have to work harder than normal to keep your home cool if you’re low on refrigerant. This extra strain on the system will eat up more energy than usual and keep your utility bill high. Save energy and get the problem fixed by a professional HVAC technician.

 

Contact Us Today

 

There are certain signs that your AC system needs to be fixed. Rescom Air Corp. offers top HVAC contractors on demand, whenever you need them. Call Rescom Air Corp. for your Tampa AC repair or installation needs today!