Is your air conditioner blowing hot air? There’s a chance it’s low on refrigerant.
When it comes to replacing air conditioner refrigerant, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency takes things pretty seriously. That’s because Section 608 of the Clean Air Act prohibits those without a professional certification from handling the air conditioner refrigerant in your unit.
So, if you feel like your air conditioner needs a recharge, contact Air Management HVAC, for an assessment.
How Do I Know if My Air Conditioner Needs a Recharge?
The most common sign that your air conditioner needs a recharge is when the unit runs continuously but isn’t cooling your home.
Other symptoms to look for include:
- Warm air is blowing from the vents. Refrigerant is needed for the heat transfer from your home to the AC unit. When there’s not enough refrigerant, the unit can’t absorb the heat.
- Your electric utility bill is higher. Since the unit is blowing out warm air, the temperature in your home won’t drop and your AC unit continues to run as it attempts to cool your home to the temperature set on the thermostat.
- The refrigerant line has a buildup of ice. When an AC is low on Freon, the evaporator coil becomes too cold and forces the cold liquid refrigerant back into the line. Any moisture on that line will freeze up.
- The AC unit is making a hissing sound. This sound could mean you have a leak in your refrigerant line.
Why does my home air conditioner need a recharge?
Because there’s a leak. Technically, your air conditioning unit should never need its refrigerant replaced. But when a mechanical device lives outside, as an AC unit does, the elements can impact it and leaks can happen.
Can I Recharge My Own Air Conditioner?
No. Unless you’re a licensed HVAC professional, you cannot legally handle refrigerants like Freon.
Violators of the Clean Air Act who handle refrigerants without proper certification can face fines, which is way more than the cost of hiring a certified HVAC professional at Air Management HVAC!
Air Management guarantees to bring you and your family quality installation and courteous, friendly service that will exceed all of your needs. Call Air Management at 732-819-0008 today!