What To Do If Refrigerant Leaks From Your AC

Refrigerant is necessary for your air conditioning system to operate. Your system is only as good as the air it can generate. What good is an HVAC system in the summer if no cool air is created, pumped into the home? One of the common reasons why air conditioning systems fail is due to leaking refrigerant. HVAC maintenance is the answer, and we can work with you to address such an issue!

Help, The Refrigerant is Leaking

Do you notice that your air conditioning system is leaking refrigerant? A good indication of a leak is taking a look at the outside compressor. There will be a tank in the compressor that looks like a fire extinguisher typically. Take a look at it while the system is running to see if it all seems sound. Are you noticing any leaking coming from it? If so, this is an indication of a serious issue.

Leaking refrigerant means that the system is starting to run out of the fuel it needs to generate cold air. An air conditioning system is no good without refrigerant, as explained above. If you have leaking refrigerant, you want to cease use of the system and reach out to a professional!

Avoid the Quick Fix

You want to avoid the quick fix with a refrigerant leak from your air conditioning system. The quick fix is usually in the form of a leak sealant. A leak sealant can work if the leak itself is tiny, but it is still typically only temporary. You may want to go with this solution in the interim, but not permanently.

Go for the best solution possible so that you do not have to worry about future leakage. Leaking refrigerant can cause a unit to cease functioning and also reduce its efficiency. Having it fixed once and for good is the proper way to go about ensuring it functions as expected for years to come.

Continuous Maintenance

Continuous maintenance is also important! Once you have the refrigerant leak taken care of, do not stop! Work with our team of pros at J&W Heating and Air to get on a regular HVAC maintenance schedule. Our Jacksonville, FL team can come out to your home routinely, performing inspections and tune-ups. That way, we can help to proactively avoid an issue like a refrigerant leak down the road.

The refrigerant is an essential component of your HVAC system. When it starts to leak, the system will just not run right and may not produce any cold air at all! Get it taken care of and be proactive. Do not ignore a refrigerant leak and also stay away from the quick fixes. Get it taken care of properly and work to have regular HVAC maintenance performed go-forward. Our team at J&W Heating and Air is just a phone call away to make this all a reality!

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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