Get the Benefits of a Freon Refrigerant Recharge
Freon is a chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant that is used in air conditioners to cool the air. In the AC system, the temperature is altered by compressing freon into gas and letting it cool into a liquid. In this way, freon removes heat from the air.
The refrigerant cooling process is explained in more detail below, as well as its benefits and how a recharge will keep the home cool. Once the homeowner checks their freon levels, they'll know to call for a professional.
AC Problems Caused by Low Refrigerant
An air conditioner with low levels of refrigerant will not effectively cool the air. Air will still blow from the air conditioner, but it will be warm. This is because if there is not enough refrigerant in the system, it will not take very much heat out of the air.
A loss of freon refrigerant is almost always because of a leak. Air conditioning systems do not naturally shed freon, so if the refrigerant level is low, a technician should also look for leaks in the system.
The Benefits of Freon Refrigerant
Freon and other modern refrigerants improve people’s lives every day. Having AC at home, in the car and in the workplace prevents sweating, discomfort and heat exhaustion. It has health benefits for individuals with illnesses that are exacerbated by heat and humidity. AC also offers some degree of air filtration; the improvement of air quality is beneficial to people with asthma, allergies and other respiratory disorders. It even makes it easier to sleep!
Freons and other refrigerants cool the air because their temperature can be easily altered by boiling it from a liquid to a vapor and condensing it from a vapor back into a liquid.
Here’s how it works:
- The compressor pumps refrigerant into the evaporator coils.
- The blower fan intakes ambient air and forces it through the evaporator coil.
- The heat from the air is absorbed into the refrigerant, which evaporates from a liquid to a gas.
- The refrigerant is sent to the outdoor compressor.
- In the compressor, the refrigerant is converted back into a liquid by dispersing the heat into the air. Essentially, the refrigerant cools the air by removing heat from it.
Cool Down With Freon Recharge Services
When an air conditioner stops cooling, it might need a freon recharge, which means the refrigerant levels need to be topped off. Although there are tools and advice online on how to do this, it’s best to hire a certified HVAC technician to care for an air conditioner.
Professional technicians are licensed to handle freon and other refrigerants and can carefully remove, recycle and refill those refrigerants. They can also inspect the air conditioner for leaks or other maintenance needs.
If an untrained homeowner attempts to recharge their AC, they risk damaging the unit beyond repair. Ultimately, a professional is the safest and most cost-effective way to ensure an AC unit is good as new.
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