We’ve talked in the past about the dangers of refrigerant leaks in an air conditioning system. When an air conditioner loses refrigerant, it not only places the cooling of a home in jeopardy, it puts the entire AC in danger of a full breakdown.
Refrigerant isn’t an energy source but a heat transfer medium: the air conditioner doesn’t consume refrigerant as it runs, so the same amount of refrigerant (known as the AC’s charge) will remain the same through the system’s lifespan, unless there are leaks. So if you hear a so-called HVAC “technician” tell you that your AC needs to have its refrigerant “topped off,” go find another technician! You only need more refrigerant if the AC has leaks.
Those are a few of the most important facts about refrigerants to know. But we want to add some specific information about refrigerant types. This may help you know if you need new air conditioning in San Marcos, TX.