Refrigerant is a substance that cycles between your air conditioners indoor and outdoor components. When it’s inside of your home, it is a cool liquid that absorbs heat from the inside of your home. When it’s outside of your home, it is a gas that releases heat to the air outside.

Even though refrigerant does a lot of work and is frequently changing from a liquid to a gas, no refrigerant is actually lost during the process, unless you have a problem.

There are situations in which your air conditioner needs more refrigerant:

  1. You have a refrigerant leak. If you’re a/c is not cooling properly, you most likely have a leak in the refrigerant line. In order to properly fix a refrigerant leak, the leak must be repaired before more refrigerant can be added. After repairing a leak, you shouldn’t require more refrigerant unless another leak develops.
  2. Your system was improperly charged. It is possible that when you’re a/c unit was installed or repaired; the contractor did not install enough refrigerant to the system. If this is the case, more refrigerant will need to be added. This is one reason why it’s important to always work with a high-quality company like Efficient Cooling Concepts for your air conditioner installations and repairs!